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EMBARGO: SAN FRANCISCO
Location - Date: SAN JOSE, Calif. - Dec. 30
1. SOUNDBITE (English): Capt. Mary Gutierrez, San Jose Fire Dept.:
"They also got multiple reports of people trapped inside. Our crews went into heavy combating mode, of course heavy fire conditions."
2. SOUNDBITE (English): Adrian Lepe, neighbor:
"And then all of the windows started to break, and ladies were crying."// "I'm scared. i don't know if somebody is inside or not."
3. SOUNDBITE (english): Capt. Reggie Williams:
"our EMS evaluated up to maybe seven or eight people. Three of those people were transported including a San Jose police officer, whom actually made entrance into the doorway of the residence to pull one of the residents out.//Firefighters don't like the loss of life in fires, particularly during the holiday season. Continuing the investigation. What caused the fire? And how to prevent these in the future."
note: SOTs overlayed with scene video
San Jose fire investigators are looking through the rubble of an apartment as they try to determine what sparked a fire that killed three people and sent three others to a hospital late Saturday.
San Jose Fire Department Capt. Mary Gutierrez says when firefighters reached the scene shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday they found some people trapped in the burning apartment on the second floor of the building.
After the fire was put out, firefighters found the bodies of a man, a woman and a child.
The names of the three people have not been released.
San Jose fire Capt. Reggie Williams told television station KTVU Sunday morning that fire investigators were interviewing witnesses and looking through burned-out remains of the apartment.