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5-Alarm Blaze Near Spartan Stadium In San Jose Under Control

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) -- A five-alarm blaze that critically injured one person and damaged five commercial buildings near Spartan Stadium in San Jose was brought under control Saturday afternoon, a fire captain said.

The fire was reported at about 3:30 a.m. in a warehouse at South Seventh Street and East Alma Avenue, San Jose fire Capt. Cleo Doss said.

An employee inside one of the buildings was able to escape the blaze before firefighters arrived, but was transported to a hospital in critical condition, Doss said.
After battling the blaze for more than 12 hours, firefighters were able to bring the fire under control at 3:56 p.m., Doss said.

The fire captain said five buildings were damaged, three of which have been determined to be a complete loss. Two of the buildings were partially damaged and are likely to be reoccupied, according to Doss.

Among the businesses inside the one-story warehouse spaces that were impacted by the fire are various companies that deal with products such as computers, electronics and wooden pallets, Doss said.

Firefighters will remain at the scene completing overhaul operations.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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