Tires Destroyed in Fire A spectacular fire of undetermined origin in a tire shop at 375 West Santa Clara St., San Jose, Calif., on May 8, destroyed nearly $75,000 in heavy duty automobile truck tires. The tire department found it tough going as the fire apparently had a good start before an alarm was sounded. While spectators and members of the auxiliary civilian defense fire corps managed to roll some tires out of the building. the bulk of the stock was lost. Firemen waged a futile two-hour fight to extinguish the flames and an adjoining garage was also destroyed. Several firemen and auxiliary firemen suffered minor injuries during the fight which called out most of the San Jose fire fighting equipment.