On Sunday, Feb. 3 at 10:30 p.m., units of the San José Fire Department responded to a fire in a large commercial structure at 686 North King Road in an industrial area of the city.
Upon their arrival, crews quickly called for additional resources and established a defensive operation under the direction of Battalion Chiefs Jose Guerrero (Incident Commander), Kevin Conant (Operations), Stewart McGehee, Gary Weekley, Robert Sapien (Safety) and additional chief officers from CAL FIRE and the Gilroy Fire Department.
Firefighters were able to quickly determine that the structure was unoccupied. The well-advanced fire required the immediate establishment of a defensive operation including the deployment of five truck companies, each flowing their elevated master streams.
More than 60 firefighters worked for several hours to bring the blaze under control while protecting adjacent exposures from igniting.
The cause of the blaze is currently under investigation. There were no reports of injuries.