SAN JOSE -- A family of three was displaced by a Tuesday night fire that started outside a Fawn Drive home and spread into the attic.

According to San Jose fire Capt. Reggie Williams, no one was hurt although firefighters rescued a cat from the structure after the fire was brought under control.

The single-family home in the Cambrian neighborhood is rented by a family of three adults, Williams said. One of them was home at the time and called 911 around 6:40 p.m. when the fire broke out. The blaze was brought under control about a half-hour later.

Williams said that while a cause is still under investigation, it appears that it started in an outdoor shelving unit.

The fire was contained to the attic, but the house suffered "moderate" damage and was rendered uninhabitable, Williams said.

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