Firefighters fought a fire in downtown San Jose on Friday morning with two alarm structures, in which, according to the fire department, at least one person was injured.
The fire burned in a boarded-up house on the 300 block of West St. John Street between Almaden Boulevard and North Autumn Streets. The flames started outside the house and then spread to the structure.
The streets in the area have been closed and the San Jose police ordered the public to avoid the area.
Initial reports showed that an injured man was being rushed to a hospital, but firefighters later said the man refused to be transported. The man was rescued from the house and placed on a stretcher, but he jumped off the stretcher and fled, officials said.
No other injuries were reported immediately.