House fire in San Martin consumes attic

A CalFire firefighter walks past burnt insulation and other

No one was injured during a fire at a residence on Llagas Avenue
in San Martin Monday afternoon, and the blaze was extinguished
within 30 minutes, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Derek
Witmer.
No one was injured during a fire at a residence on Llagas Avenue in San Martin Monday afternoon, and the blaze was extinguished within 30 minutes, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Derek Witmer.

One man and a child were reportedly at the home, 13690 Llagas, when the fire broke out in the attic or roof. A Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputy was first on scene after the 3:06 p.m. call, with a Cal Fire engine arriving shortly after at 3:10.

The deputy had attempted to douse the flames with his extinguisher, Witmer said, but was unsuccessful. He evacuated the man and child from the home.

Nearby homes were not evacuated however, and the fire was contained by 3:30 p.m. after two additional Cal Fire engines and a water tender arrived on scene. A Gilroy Fire engine also responded, along with a Santa Clara County Fire engine.

Witmer said the cause of the fire was under investigation, and it was not clear yet how much damage was done to the residence.

Llagas Avenue was blocked to through traffic for approximately a mile south of East Middle Avenue and north of San Martin Avenue.

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