SAN JOSE -- Six people safely got out of their house this morning during a two-alarm fire that swept through the upstairs floor of a two-story home, according to a fire captain.
At 2:31 a.m. firefighters responded to house on Foothill Court, located just south of Santa Teresa Boulevard, and found heavy fire coming from the attic, according to San Jose fire Capt. Rob Brown. Flames soon began shooting out of the roof, forcing firefighters to exit the home and battle the blaze from outside.
The fire was under control at 3:51 a.m., and firefighters focused some of their efforts on preserving belongings located on the first floor, Brown said.
Firefighters were concerned that strong winds could push embers to nearby homes, including one house with a shake roof, but the fire was contained to the one home.
The family, including a husband and wife, their two kids and two grandparents, all safely got out of the home.
Contact Mark Gomez at 408-920-5869. Follow him at Twitter.com/MarkMgomez.