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A weekend fireplace has gutted a Dwelling Depot retailer within the San Francisco Bay Space however no accidents are reported

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A weekend fireplace gutted a Dwelling Depot retailer within the San Francisco Bay Space, sending up an enormous plume of smoke and prompting orders for some close by residents to shelter in place, authorities mentioned.

The five-alarm blaze in South San Jose erupted round 5 p.m. Saturday and took about six hours to comprise shortly earlier than midnight, with some firefighters remaining in a single day to douse embers.

Staff and clients inside the shop ran for security. No accidents had been reported.

The fireplace apparently started within the lumber part of the shop however the trigger remained beneath investigation, fireplace officers mentioned.

The fireplace additionally ate up flammable supplies and chemical substances akin to paint thinner, which made it more durable to battle, Hearth Battalion Chief Brad Cloutier mentioned at a briefing.

About 100 firefighters fought the blaze and guarded close by houses and companies.

Issues about unhealthy air prompted authorities to order folks dwelling close by to remain inside, shut their home windows and switch off their air-con.

Metropolis Councilman Matt Mahan, who lives close to the shop, advised the Bay Space Information Group that the air in his dwelling smelled of chemical substances and “burning plastic.”

Dozens of animals additionally had been evacuated from a close-by veterinary hospital.

The fireplace broke out about three hours after one other blaze erupted on the Port of Benicia within the Bay Space.

That fireside began on a conveyor belt carrying a refinery byproduct and unfold to creosote-soaked timbers supporting a industrial pier, Benicia fireplace chief Josh Chadwick mentioned.

No accidents had been reported.

Two ships had been moved away from the world, whereas fireplace boats from San Francisco and Oakland helped battle the blaze, fireplace officers mentioned.

By Sunday morning, the fireplace had “slowed significantly” and solely three small flaming pockets remained, town mentioned in a Fb replace.