Firefighting

Three Large Fires in San Jose Displace 22 People

San Jose (CA) firefighters battled three large fires during a 24-hour period that ended Monday morning, including a fire that displaced a family of 10 people and killed eight puppies, reports the Silicon Valley Mercury News.

The busy stretch began Sunday morning with a fire that tore through a row of townhouses and ended Monday at about 4 a.m. with a fire that swept through a vacant structure in Almaden Valley. In between, a three-alarm fire badly damaged a family’s home and killed eight puppies, according to Capt. Reggie Williams.

A total of 22 people were displaced by the fires.

Firefighters this morning knocked down a three-alarm fire that swept through an empty building in South San Jose, according to fire Capt. Reggie Williams.

Firefighters knocked down the fire at 19600 Almaden Road, located near McKean Road, which once housed the Almaden Valley Gymnastics Club.

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