Firefighters have contained a two-alarm fire on the Los Gatos-San Jose border that displaced five people this afternoon, a fire captain said.
Crews responded to a report of a fire in the 5100 block of Leigh Avenue, near Los Gatos Almaden Road, at about 1:15 p.m., Capt. Mike Van Elgort said.
The fire's location is about 4.5 miles southeast of downtown and right next to the Los Gatos-San Jose border, close to Leigh High School.
The fire started in the backyard of the home, where an external shed burned, Van Elgort said.
A second alarm was activated and PG&E was called when crews found live power lines on the ground, Van Elgort said.
The fire was contained by 2:40 p.m., Van Elgort said.
None of the five people -- who included three adults and two children, one with special needs -- was injured in the blaze, he said.
Van Elgort said the fire burned the rear of the house, causing moderate damage to a couple of rooms. The shed was destroyed, he said.
The American Red Cross was notified about the displaced residents, but Van Elgort was unsure whether they accepted assistance in finding a place to stay. The cause is still under investigation.
—By Bay City News Service