SAN JOSE, California — Four people were transported to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and 11 others appeared to suffer minor injuries after a 5-alarm blaze broke out an apartment complex in San Jose Tuesday morning, according to the city’s fire department.
About 20 people were trapped on their second- or third-floor balconies, during the early morning fire at the apartment building located at 2079 McLaughlin Ave. Firefighters worked to both rescue those stranded and gain control of the flames, according to a fire department spokesperson.
The blaze ignited on the 2nd floor and proceeded to take out units on the third floor, according to the spokesperson. 12 units in all were damaged.
The spokesperson said that more than 100 people are displaced as of Tuesday morning.
More than 100 firefighters worked at the scene of the fire, according to the spokesperson.
Further information was not available.