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San Jose firefighters knock down fire at unoccupied home

SAN JOSE -- Firefighters in the South Bay were able to contain a fire early Thursday evening that severely damaged an unoccupied home in San Jose, according to authorities.

A tweet from the San Jose Fire Department said they received the call regarding the residential structure fire on the 300 block of W. Virginia Street at around 5:34 p.m. The fire was burning in the Washington-Guadalupe neighborhood near the I-280/Highway 87 interchange. The public was asked to  avoid the area.

At around 6:12 p.m., the department followed up to report the fire had been knocked down. That tweet included a photo that showed the home fully involved. 

Officials said the fire was contained to the home, though it did damage the fence on the property. No residents were displaced as the home was unoccupied, authorities confirmed. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters in the incident.  

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