DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT:Saturday September 23rd, 12:30 AM
LOCATION: Initial scene at The Alameda and Sunol
CITY: San Jose
- Initial call between CVS and the Arena Hotel
- Initial engine requested additional resources for a trash fire which had extended into the trees up against the Hotel, which was evacuated for a short period of time
- a second fire was reported about 15 minutes later in the dumpster at Salvation Army, at Taylor and Stockton
- Firefighters then saw smoke from another fire about 1 block away at Taylor and Coleman
- Firefighters then found another 7-10 trash cans on fire throughout the shopping center, and one dumpster behind Cost Plus
- The last reported fire was put out by 1:40 AM
- The trash cans at Starbucks, El Pollo Loco, Both trash cans at Trader Joes, and the trash cans outside of Target, Marshalls and in front of Cost Plus were all set on fire.
- This was the third consecutive evening where a dumpster was set on fire behind Cost Plus.
HANDLING AGENCIES: SJFD Arson