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Milpitas Structure Fire on Manferd St.

Milpitas’ holiday weekend ended with a residential fire on Manferd Street’s 400 block.

It happened just before 9:30AM. Heavy smoke and fire filled the area’s air, and the Milpitas Fire Department (MFD) called in firefighting and rescue support from Fremont and San Jose.

The impacted home’s a single-family residence. Its interior was burning, and the fire also posed a risk to the neighbor’s residence. No injuries were reported, as the initial residence had been evacuated, although a family pet was sadly lost in the blaze.

Upon extinguishing the fire, Milpitas firefighters investigated. The main structure had suffered significant damage, while the neighboring structure had undergone significantly less (described as “minimal” in a MFD press release).

As of yet, no cause for the fire has been found. Six residents have been displaced as a result of it. Oftentimes, Red Cross intervenes to help house displaced residents, but in this case, relatives have been able to step in and grant them shelter.

If anyone has information, please reach Deputy Chief Rick Frawley at: 408-586-2824

Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer & filmmaker. As a screenwriter, he’s won a Fade In Award and written numerous feature films in development by companies including WWE, Mandalay Sports Media, Game1, and Select Films. He is also the resident script doctor for Rebel Six Films (producers of A&E’s “Hoarders”). As a journalist, Eric’s won a California Journalism Award and is co-owner and editor of The Milpitas Beat, a Silicon Valley newspaper with tens of thousands of monthly readers that has won the Golden Quill Award as well as the John Swett Award for Media Excellence. As a filmmaker, Eric’s directed award-winning feature films that have premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and Shriekfest, and been endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Eric’s apocalyptic novella “It’s Only Temporary” appears next to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” on Nightmare Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Horror Novels of All Time. He lives in Northern California with his wife, Rhoda, and their two sons.


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