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Thursday, February 2, 2023
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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

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Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. He has won awards for journalism (CA Journalism Award) and screenwriting (Fade In Award), and has served as a ghostwriter, speechwriter, or script doctor for over 3,000 clients. His first novel is a dark political thriller called "Red Dennis" (2020). His first nonfiction book is a guide for helping writers be more productive called "Ass Plus Seat" (2020). He co-hosts the "House of Mystery Radio Show" on NBC News Radio. In 2023, Eric founded the Psychic Arts Center, dedicated to exploring psychic phenomena and assisting people through psychic readings.

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