Wednesday, October 5, 2022

5-Alarm Fire at Home Depot Burns in South San Jose – NBC Bay Area

Firefighters late Saturday continue to battle a massive fire that has engulfed a Home Depot near Oakridge Mall in South San Jose.

A large plume of thick, black smoke from the blaze on the 900 block of Blossom Hill Road can be seen for miles in the South Bay. Firefighters said a nearby pet hospital has also been evacuated and anyone looking to reunite with pets should go to Golfland on Winfield.

The San Jose Fire Department said no injuries have been reported and crews are working to prevent the 5-alarm blaze from spreading.

NBC Bay Area crews on stage report seeing parts of the roof caving in.

San Jose fire said they are asking residents and workers in the area to shelter in place due to the fire and smoke. Fire officials added that nearby residents need to close all doors and windows to minimize smoke from getting inside their homes.

The Santa Clara County Fire Department is assisting in the response and providing mutual aid.

Fire crews are responding to a fire at a Home Depot near the Oakridge Mall in South San Jose.

Video from Twitter user Phillip Hurst shows large flames from inside the store.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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