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Calif. firefighters battle 3-alarm fire at Buddhist temple

San Jose firefighters were able to keep the fire from extending into exposures

By Jason Green
Bay Area News Group

SAN JOSE – Crews on Monday evening battled a three-alarm blaze at a Buddhist temple in San Jose.

The fire was reported around 5:50 p.m. at Chua Duyen Giac at 97 Foss Ave., near Interstate 680 and Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose Fire Department spokesperson Jake Pisani said.

Crews called a second alarm just before 6 p.m. and a third alarm shortly after 6:20 p.m., Pisani said, adding that the blaze was finally knocked down around 8:45 p.m.

Pisani said four residents who live behind the temple were displaced as a result of the fire.

No injuries were reported and crews managed to keep the flames from spreading to adjacent buildings.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

ICs must base their decisions on experience, lessons learned and the intel coming in from crewmembers

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