Fire does $1M in damage to apartments in SJ

August 22, 2010 6:22:16 PM PDT
Smoke and flames rose high over a South San Jose apartment complex Sunday. Crews knocked the fire down quickly, but not before two homes were destroyed.

Fire officials say the three-alarm fire caused more than $1 million in damage. Two units were destroyed. Two others were damaged. In all, 20 people were.

The fire began shortly after 10:00 a.m. Crews were on the scene just seven minutes later because they happened to be participating in a training just a few miles away.

Fire investigators spent all day at the scene searching for clues about how the fire may have started. Some neighbors think it was caused by a propane barbecue grill, which officials say was in the area where the fire started.

The residents who own the barbecue recently moved in. Neighbors say they used the grill for a family party on Saturday.


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