SAN JOSE -- Six families were displaced from their homes Tuesday morning after flames swept through an apartment complex on the city's west side, according to the fire department.

The one-alarm fire broke out just at about 1:45 a.m. in a 10-unit complex located at 3137 Cadillac Drive, located near Winchester Boulevard and Hamilton Avenue, according to San Jose Fire Capt. Reggie Williams. Thirty-six people live at the complex, but it's not immediately known how many of the residents have been displaced.

One of the residents called 911 to report a fire in her kitchen. By the time firefighters arrived, they found flames coming from the woman's upstairs unit. All of the complex's residents safely evacuated before firefighters arrived.

Firefighters knocked down the flames within 15 minutes, Williams said.

The unit where the fire originated was destroyed, Williams said. There was significant water damage to five other units.

Firefighters say the fire was accidental but do not know how it started.



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