Four people safely escaped from their burning home after a fire started in the attic space early Wednesday morning, according to a San Jose fire captain.
The one-alarm blaze was contained to the attic space of a Victorian-style home in the 600 block of Delmas Avenue, according to fire Capt. Mike Van Elgort.
The homeowner called 911 at 3:34 a.m. to report a small fire in the attic space, Van Elgort said. The homeowner told firefighters the attic space was used for a prayer shrine.
When fire crews arrived, they saw smoke and a small amount of flame coming through the windows of the large attic space, Van Elgort said. The blaze was quickly extinguished, and damage was limited to the attic area.
"It was great work by our initial crews," Van Elgort said.
Four adults home at the time of the fire got out safely.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Van Elgort said it is considered accidental.
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