Jerry has submitted this report:
Date: 25 July 2010
Time: 0450 Sonitrol dispatch, 0515 arrival, released at 0630.
Type: Structure Fire
Size: Third alarm
Jurisdiction: San Jose
Location: 2094 Forest Ave.
Details: Fire was in the multi-story Miranda Villa Senior Apartments. It was confined to the room of origin and quickly extinguished. However, smoke spread necessitated the movement of many elderly residents to a place of refuge.
Responding Members: Haag (driver), Green, Hoyt, Wong
Fire Support Unit Responding: FSU-1
- The San Jose Mercury-News reported:
"Miranda Villa Senior Apartments in San Jose were evacuated early Sunday after a stovetop fire began in the kitchen of an elderly woman who lived in the assisted living facility. She was taken to a hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. The fire occurred about 4:20 a.m. at the senior apartments, located at 2094 Forest Ave. About 150 residents, most of whom are in their 80s, were evacuated as a safety precaution. A SJFD spokjesperson said residents were let back into the building about 90 minutes after fire crews arrived."