Three Dead in San Jose Apartment Fire


0  Updated at 11:01 am, December 30th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN JOSE, Calif.) — An apartment fire in San Jose, California left a woman, man and child dead late Saturday night, The San Jose Mercury News reports.

The blaze reportedly broke out just after 11 p.m. in the 3600 block of Bridgeport Court. Firefighters responded to multiple emergency calls, along with reports that people were trapped inside the second-floor apartment. Fire crews extinguished the blaze and prevented it from spreading to other units in the building, the paper says.

The fire department confirmed that a man, woman and young child, whose names have not been released, died from their injuries. Three other people, including a police officer on the scene who assisted in a rescue, were taken to local hospitals to be treated for smoke inhalation, according to the Mercury News.

About 56 residents were displaced from the building.

The fire is under investigation.

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