Fire At Former KNTV Studios Affects Three VTA Bus Lines

An explosion and fire at the former KNTV television studios at Park and Montgomery occurred about an hour ago. As of 4:30pm, the San Jose Fire Department declared it a “five-alarm” fire.

Three (3) bus lines – VTA’s 64 and 65 bus lines, and the Highway 17 Express bus line – all run past and stop at the former studios. The explosion and resulting fire has also caused rerouting and delays on these bus lines as firefighters put out the blaze.

Two other notes: the fire is yards away from VTA light rail and railroad tracks used by Caltrain, Amtrak and Union Pacific freight. No word yet on whether or not rail services have been affected. The blaze is also across Park Avenue from the San Jose Fire Department’s training headquarters on Montgomery.

Group member David Lytton of Campbell took this photo after witnessing the explosion and resulting smoke before the blaze.

Follow @svtransitupdts for additional news on how transit info is affected by the fire, and when normal service will be restored.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

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