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Tattoo parlor heavily damaged in fire

February 20, 2012 1:49:54 PM PST
A tattoo parlor in San Jose was heavily damaged in a fire Monday morning, firefighters said.

The fire was reported at 4:54 a.m. at 1050 Blossom Hill Road, fire Capt. Rob Brown said.

Firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after 5 a.m. and found flames coming out of the windows of the second floor of the commercial building, Brown said.

The second floor of the two-story building is occupied by the tattoo parlor Lucky Star Tattoo, Brown said.

Firefighters called a second alarm right away, but canceled it after they were able to get the fire mostly knocked down by 5:25 a.m.

The fire was under control by 5:34 a.m., Brown said.

The tattoo parlor sustained heavy damage, though firefighters were able to contain most of the damage to the back half of the unit.

The most heavily damaged area was the studio portion of the tattoo parlor, while an office and filing area towards the front of the building was mostly saved, Brown said.

The first floor was undamaged by the fire and sustained some water damage, Brown said.

The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no one was injured. A fire investigator was on the scene this morning to determine the cause.


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