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Firefighter Injured, Suspect in Custody in Connection with South San Jose House Fire

SAN JOSE (BCN) -- Fire crews were able to knock down a suspicious house fire in South San Jose Monday afternoon where one man was taken into custody.

The blaze was first reported shortly before 2 p.m. at a home in the 3000 block of Abelia Court, in the Windmill Springs neighborhood near Capitol Expressway and McLaughlin Avenue. No injuries have been reported, the fire department said on social media at about 1:30 p.m. People are asked to avoid the area.

As of 3:31 p.m., fire officials reported the fire had been contained. One firefighter a sustained minor, non-life threatening burn and was transported to a nearby hospital.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but a male suspect was taken into custody at the scene, authorities confirmed.

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