Firefighters late Saturday continued to battle a massive fire that 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 pet hospital nearby has also been evacuated and anyone looking to reunite with pets should go to Golfland on Winfield.
According to the San Jose Fire Department, it appeared that all employees and dozens of customers got away safely from the Home Depot. There were no reports of the fire spreading to an adjacent neighborhood.
Fire officials added that they received reports that the fire may have started near the lumber area but they are still investigating the origin of the fire.
San Jose fire said no injuries have been reported.
NBC Bay Area crews were the on scene as they reported 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.
Firefighters late Saturday battled a massive, five-alarm fire at a Home Depot near the Oakridge Mall in South San Jose.
Fire crews are responding to a fire at a Home Depot near the Oakridge Mall in South San Jose.
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