SAN JOSE (KRON) — Two children are in the hospital after suffering serious burns in a two-alarm fire at an apartment building in San Jose this morning, according to fire officials.
Reports of the fire came in at 8:05 a.m. in the 1900 block of Story Road, the fire dispatcher said.
According to Frank Montes, the owner of nearby Montez Glass Co., said it looked like one person jumped out of a second story window and was later placed on a gurney.
Fire captain Mike Van Elgort clarified that the two children jumped from the window and both sustained second-degree burns across large portions of their bodies. However, Elgort says “that doesn’t mean life-threatening.”
The injured adult suffered smoke inhalation.
Neighbors helped extinguish the fire with fire extinguishers before firefighters arrived and other neighbors helped the injured adult out of the apartment, according to Van Elgort.
He said called the neighbors “very heroic and altruistic.”
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