SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — The Home Depot that was on fire Saturday afternoon is now extinguished, fire officials said on Sunday. However, crews are still at the scene investigating the cause of the fire and monitoring the area.
No injuries were reported in the fire, according to San Jose Fire Battalion Chief Bennett Yendrey. He said he’s happy to report that no customers, workers, or emergency responders were harmed.
Although nearby businesses had to evacuate, including a hardware store and vet hospital, neither of those businesses caught fire. All pets made it out safely — something Yendrey is grateful for considering how fast the fire was moving.
“Our initial dispatch package was one alarm of firefighters,” Yendrey said. “However, due to the advanced fire within 30 minutes, it progressed to five alarms, which is approximately 23 working fire crews and counting overhead — approximately 110 personnel.”
On Saturday, a Home Depot on Blossom Hill Road caught on fire. The scene caught the attention of many residents. The smoke caused some residents to evacuate their homes nearby.
Sunday morning, San Jose fire officials tweeted an update on the fire. Around 8:23 a.m., officials said the fire was still smoldering and producing light.
They suggest those in path of the smoke to stay in shelter with closed windows and doors. The fire department says a press conference will be held at 1:30 p.m.
The San Jose Fire Department tweeted around 1:00 p.m. that all shelter in place advisories have been lifted.
Check back for updates.