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2-Alarm Fire Burns Business at San Jose Strip Mall

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) -- An early-morning fire on Saturday at a San Jose strip mall burned a dry cleaning business but fire crews kept blaze from spreading to neighboring storefronts, fire officials said.

Firefighters responded shortly before 5 a.m. to the blaze in the 1100 block of Hillsdale Avenue, near the Almaden Expressway.

2-Alarm Fire at San Jose Strip Mall Nov. 23, 2019
2-alarm fire at San Jose strip mall Nov. 23, 2019. (San Jose Fire Dept. Photo)

Since the blaze was at a dry cleaning establishment, a hazardous materials team was called out. No chemical release was found and the scene was deemed safe, according to the San Jose Fire Department.

No injuries were reported in the fire.

The blaze was under control in about 45 minutes. Two neighboring businesses, a pizza parlor and a taqueria, were damaged.

A cause has not been determined and fire officials said arson investigators were at the scene.

Crews were still at the scene as of 8:15 a.m. and eastbound Hillsdale Avenue is closed at Gardendale Drive.

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