10 years after San Jose’s worst fire

Coming from a family of firefighters, Arlene Mortenson knew the tower of smoke and flame she saw from the freeway as she drove home with her son and a friend 10 years ago was a major disaster in the making.

Santana Row, now San Jose’s go-to destination for upscale shopping and dining but still under construction at the time, had erupted in a monstrous blaze that rained fiery embers on nearby homes and apartments and tested the city’s fire department like never before.

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