VIDEO: No one was seriously injured when an SUV collided with a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus and caught fire in East San Jose on Monday afternoon.
Video shared with ABC7 News shows billowing black smoke and flames at King Road and Cunningham Avenue.
"Early, it was very, very ugly," resident Dora Cano said. "Looked like hell to me."
Cano lives nearby. She arrived only moments after an SUV crashed into the Line 22 bus.
The crash happened right across the street from San Jose Fire Station 16.
Captain Brad Cloutier said those on-duty heard the collision, lost power, and were forced to manually open doors to access the scene.
While the short distance from the fire station made for a quick response, downed power lines added a challenge.
"I saw nothing but black smoke everywhere," Cano described.