Two-alarm fire at apartment building in San Jose

February 8, 2011 9:04:10 AM PST
Firefighters are at the scene of a two-alarm fire that caused about $75,000 in damage to an apartment building in San Jose this morning, a fire department spokesman said.

The blaze was reported at 7:42 a.m. at a two-story fourplex at 5563 Harlow Way, near Blossom Hill Road, fire Capt. Chuck Rangel said.

Firefighters arrived and had the fire controlled by 8:15 a.m.

Flames were confined to a downstairs unit but the smoke spread upstairs, Rangel said.

The fire caused "significant damage to the kitchen and eating area" in the downstairs unit, he said.

Four people were displaced, but no residents were injured, Rangel said.

However, a small dog was found dead inside the building, he said. A second dog survived the blaze.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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