SAN JOSE -- A woman in her 70s is in critical condition after being pulled out of a burning house by firefighters in North San Jose on Friday morning.
Jose Guerrero, a battalion chief with the San Jose Fire Department, said the woman was rescued by firefighters in a home on Commodore Lane, located off King Road. Guerrero did not discuss the nature of the woman's injuries.
One other adult was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
The two-alarm blaze was reported at 8:38 a.m. When fire crews arrived at the home six minutes later they saw heavy smoke and flames from the back of the home.
Two of the residents were outside and told firefighters a third person was missing and likely still inside the home, Guerrero said.
"There was heavy smoke inside the structure," Guerrero said. "When we arrived, there was heavy flames and some flames through the roof."
Guerrero added that firefighters' first "effort was to conduct a rescue."
Firefighters located the woman and pulled her out of the house at 8:53 a.m.
Guerrero said three people were home when the fire started. One resident woke up to find his bedroom filled with smoke about knee high. The resident called 911 and tried getting the others out of the house.
Late Friday morning, a San Jose arson investigator was working to determine the cause of the blaze. Guerrero said firefighters did not believe the fire was suspicious, but called in the arson investigator because of the severity of the injuries suffered by the resident.
Contact Mark Gomez at 408-920-5869. Follow him at Twitter.com/MarkMgomez.