SAN JOSE -- A 19-year-old man escaped a garage fire that consumed much of his family's San Jose home Sunday evening before firefighters brought it under control.
Firefighters responded at 6:35 p.m. to the blaze, which broke out in the garage of a home on Loomis Drive near Loomis Court, said Fire Capt. Bob Brown.
"The garage was heavily involved," Brown said. "There was extensive damage to half the house."
An unidentified 19-year-old man who was home at the time escaped to safety after being alerted by fire alarms, Brown said. Two other occupants, a man and his adult daughter, were not home at the time, he said.
The fire went to two alarms before 35 firefighters brought the flames under control at 7:50 p.m., Brown said.
They initially feared residents were trapped inside but that proved not to be the case, Brown said. There were no known injuries from the blaze, but extensive damage to the house left three occupants homeless, he said. The roof was in danger of collapsing, he said.
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