Blaze erupts at Santa Clara residential building construction site

A huge fire has broken out at a residential building construction site in Santa Clara Friday morning.

Here’s what we know:

  • The building is located at El Camino Real near Scott Boulevard in Santa Clara.
  • Firefighters were on the scene as of 11 a.m. working to contain the blaze.
  • Smoke and flames can be seen in the surrounding areas, but the Santa Clara County Fire Department is asking local residents not to call in the fire, and to use 911 for all other emergencies.
  • El Camino Real between Scott Boulevard and Lincoln Street are closed to traffic, with evacuations ordered for Pierce and Clay streets, according to the Santa Clara Police Department.
  • The structure is reportedly a 58-unit residential condo building with a 1.51 acre construction site on El Camino Real, NBC Bay Area reported.

This is a developing story. Head to the San Francisco Chronicle for more details.

This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Santa-Clara-blaze-erupts-residential-building-14059194.php.

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