SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A large 2-alarm fireplace roared by means of an deserted industrial constructing in San Jose early Wednesday, fully gutting the construction earlier than the flames had been introduced below management.
San Jose fireplace officers mentioned crews responded to a number of calls reporting the blaze within the constructing situated at Bascom Ave. at Forest Ave. close to O’Connor Hospital at round 2:20 a.m.
“Our first arriving unit reported that they’d an deserted constructing that was boarded up and had a chain-link fence round it absolutely concerned with principally fireplace popping out of each opening,” mentioned San Jose Fireplace Capt. Brad Cloutier.
Initially, crews didn’t know if anybody could have been contained in the construction which as soon as was an workplace constructing surrounded by a car parking zone.
“Their first job is to verify if there’s anybody within the constructing, they’re out,” Cloutier mentioned. “That they had no survivable situations inside in order that they began their fireplace assault.”
The instant concern was the fireplace spreading to close by properties, so firefighters aggressively fought the large flames on the bottom of the constructing.
The depth of the blaze compelled firefighters on the defensive. As extra crews arrived with the blaze being elevated to a second alarm, they surrounded the burning constructing and commenced dumping tons of of gallons of water on the fireplace.
“We’re going to be right here for a fairly some time,” Cloutier mentioned.
Explanation for the fireplace remained below investigation. Cloutier mentioned arson investigators would possible be a part of the investigation since there was a small fireplace on the website on Tuesday.