Suspicious San Jose house fire may be connected to shooting

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — A suspicious house fire in San Jose that broke out just before the mass shooting may be connected, according to Mayor Sam Liccardo.

The San Jose Fire Department responded to the 1100 block of Angmar Ct at 6:36 a.m. for a fire. It was a single-family home and the fire was extinguished by 7:30 a.m.

Public records show Sam Cassidy, the man allegedly behind the shooting at the VTA railyard, owned a two-story home where firefighters responded Wednesday morning.

The shooting was reported around 6:45 a.m.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said there were explosive devices inside the house that was on fire on Angmar Ct.

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KRON4’s Sara Stinson reports that the house is about a 10 minutes drive from the railyard.

Robots are being used to scan the house on Angmar Ct to scan for explosives and make sure more people don’t get hurt.

The fire department said there were no injuries and the cause is under investigation.

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