SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KTVU) - Firefighters on Friday responded to a blaze at a 58-unit apartment complex under construction in Santa Clara.
According to the Santa Clara police, the fire broke about 11 a.m. in the 1900 block of El Camino Real near Denny's. One worker was injured and taken to the hospital, according to the fire chief.
The project was under construction for the last six months. The city's mayor Lisa Gillmor told KTVU that she was dismayed about the loss of such an important housing project.
There was no immediate word on what caused the blaze.
El Camino Real is closed between Scott Boulevard and Lincoln Street.
The massive fire reminded many of the blaze that ripped through San Jose's Santana Row in 2002 when the shopping district was still under construction. The cause was never determined, but the shopping hub was indeed rebuilt and is now flourishing.
In Oakland and Emeryville, several major construction sites have been set ablaze in the last several years. At least three have been set by arsonists, and others remain unsolved.