San Jose Firefighters Battling Home Fires in MY Neighborhood

We woke up this morning with smoke in the house. Luckily, our house was not on fire. The fire (actually two fires) are about three blocks from our place but since it was 84 degrees when we went to bed last night, we left our windows open.

Not fun for us, or the kids who were a little scared by the smell of the smoke and the haze throughout the house!

From KTVU:

The distance from the blazes – which broke out within two miles of each other — was not the only obstacle the firefighters faced. A ruptured gas line forced firefighters to pull back from a three-alarm blaze at 910 Del Monte Place.

“We got a second alarm having just south of this location,” said San Jose Battalion Chief Juan Diaz. “And we have this fire that came in at the same time. We were depleted because we did not have any companies relocated to this part of the city. It took us a while to get here. Our first engine to arrive here way on the west side of town was Engine No. 3 from the center of the city — downtown San Jose.”

Diaz said he was forced to pull his firefighters back at least 100 feet from the Del Monte Place fire after a gas leak was discovered. It was believed the gas leak may have sparked an explosion in the garage that started the fire.

“We have a confirmed ruptured gas line that is leaking,” he said.

“We moved all the firefighters 100 feet away from the structure. We are concerned about the ruptured gas line re-igniting and exploding on us.”

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4 Comments on “San Jose Firefighters Battling Home Fires in MY Neighborhood”

  1. Kim Says:

    Stay safe!!

  2. laurali Says:

    I hope they get everything under control. Stay safe.

  3. zelda Says:

    OMG>>>>>>>>>>>take care,glad you are ok

  4. Honeydog Says:

    Gosh John, that’s Scary! I’m glad you all WOKE-UP!!
    Do you know how long the Smoke was drifting through your House? What about Inhallation? Was the Smoke enough that you have to Clean/Deodorize everything now?


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