Fire investigators are still trying to figure out what caused an early morning fire that sent three people to the hospital and left an entire family homeless. Santa Clara Fire dispatchers received multiple 9-1-1 calls on the morning of Feb. 11.
Fire crews arrived on scene just before 6:30 a.m. to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of a two-story home on Silveria Court, less than a mile away from Levi’s Stadium.
“One person met the firefighters at the door and everybody else was outside the house,” said Santa Clara Fire Department Battalion Chief Drew Miller. “The crews made an aggressive interior attack and basically limited the spread to the home.”
Two adults and a minor were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All three have been released and are expected to make a full recovery.
Battalion Chief Miller believes the family is currently staying with relatives.
The front windows of the home are boarded up and there are scorch marks on the outside of the house. Scorched remnants from inside the home sit on the driveway.
“There’s extensive damage [to the home],” said Miller. “It’s a two-story home and they’re not able to inhabit it now. There was extensive damage to the second and first floor. ”
“Once they knocked down the fire, they went into property preservation mode,” said Battalion Chief Miller.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Fire crews will need to return to the home to try and find out where and why the fire started. They will also determine just how bad the damage is and if the home can be lived in without an extensive remodel.
“We’re just fortunate that no one was hurt and no firefighters were injured,” said Miller.