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San Jose firefighters rescue man from bedroom fire

SAN JOSE — The cause of a bedroom fire that required firefighters to rescue a burned resident was under investigation, authorities said Sunday.
At 2:17 p.m., San Jose Fire Department firefighters responded to reports of a fire in the 2100 block of Lanai Avenue in the city’s Lanai-Cunningham neighborhood.
According to those reports, two residents of a building were able to get out on their own, San Jose Fire Capt. Brad Cloutier said.
But as soon as firefighters learned another less-mobile person was still inside, they called a second alarm.
“It was a pretty small fire in a bedroom, so our biggest concern was the rescue of that person still inside,” Cloutier said.
Firefighters arrived shortly after 2:20 and knocked the fire down within 10 minutes, and safely rescued a man in his 60s. The man, who suffered “pretty significant burn injuries” according to Cloutier, was taken to Valley Medical Center in San Jose for treatment.
As of 5 p.m., firefighters remained on scene to overhaul the fire and ensure against re-starts. Damage at the site was expected to prevent the two residents from staying overnight, and firefighters have contacted Red Cross Bay Area staff for assistance.
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