SAN JOSE, Calif. (BCN) - A two-alarm duplex fire displaced more than a dozen people in San Jose just north of Interstate Highway 680 this afternoon, a fire department spokesman said.
Crews responded to a report of smoke from the rear of a duplex in the 600 block of South Sunset Avenue around 2:30 p.m., Fire Capt. Christopher Salcido said.
Arriving crews found everyone inside had already evacuated and heavy black smoke was coming from the rear of a duplex, Salcido said.
A second alarm was called for but quickly canceled because firefighters had limited access to bring in large equipment, he said.
The fire was under control at about 3:10 p.m., Salcido said.
The American Red Cross was called to help seven children and six adults displaced by the blaze, he said.
Neighboring homes were evacuated as a precaution but weren't damaged in the fire, according to Salcido.
The fire did a considerable amount of damage to the rear of the home, Salcido said.
No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.