A condo complex under construction in Santa Clara went up in flames Friday morning, and one construction worker trying to escape the blaze was taken to a hospital with injuries.
The fire broke out just after 11 a.m. at the site near the intersection of Scott Boulevard and East El Camino Real. One worker at the site who had been doing work on the second floor of the complex said the fire began on the fourth floor, which is the top floor. He tells ABC 7 that a worker may have been soldering on the fourth floor.
NBC Bay Area says that the worker's injury was not from smoke or fire, but that he injured his leg when jumping from a scaffolding.
The building was reportedly a 58-unit condo development, and much of the structure appears destroyed. It had been under construction for approximately a year.
The fire spread rapidly through the wood structure, and as of 2 p.m. was still not fully extinguished, though firefighters said it was under control. El Camino Real remains closed between Scott Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue.
The Chronicle has some dramatic footage and photos from the blaze when it was at its height. Below, video via the Citizen app of the flames as seen from El Camino Real.
(Santa Clara, CA) Heavy Fire Near Gas Station — Firefighters are calling a 4th Alarm on a massive fire at Scott Blvd & E El Camino Real. Multiple Citizen users are broadcasting video: https://t.co/6bt9d1qu7A pic.twitter.com/SBMUxja73Y— Citizen SF Bay Area (@CitizenApp_SF) June 28, 2019