A woman, man and young child died in a two-alarm fire at a San Jose apartment late Saturday night, a fire captain said.
The fire was reported about 11:15 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 3000 block of Bridgeport Court, San Jose Fire Capt. Mary Gutierrez said.
Three other people -- including a San Jose police officer on the scene who helped rescue someone during the fire -- suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to area hospitals, Gutierrez said.
Fire crews responded to multiple 911 calls, including reports that there were people trapped inside the burning second-floor apartment.
Firefighters attacked the blaze and kept it from spreading to other units, knocking it down shortly after midnight, the captain reported.
Fire personnel confirmed that three people inside the affected unit, identified only as a man, woman and young child, died from their injuries.
No further information about the victims was immediately available.
The apartment where the fire occurred was severely damaged, the captain said.
The fire also displaced some 56 residents from the same building, Gutierrez reported.
Fire crews and investigators remained on the scene through the night to mop up hot spots and investigate the fire's cause.
"It's not an easy investigation, it's going to be a long investigation," Gutierrez said.
Red Cross workers helped residents with temporary housing and other needs.