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2-Alarm Vegetation Fire Erupts Near Riverbend Mobile Home Park in San Jose

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    Fire crews knocked down a two-alarm vegetation fire behind a San Jose mobile home park Wednesday night. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015)

    Fire crews knocked down a two-alarm vegetation fire behind a San Jose mobile home park Wednesday night.

    Heavy brush near the Riverbend Family Park in the northeast part of the city eruped into flames around 6:40 p.m., officials said. 

    The blaze, located on the 1300 block of Oakland Road near the San Jose Municipal Golf Course, scorched about seven acres, fire officials said, adding that it came within 10 feet of some mobile homes.

    Firefighters struggled to access the fire, which was along the Coyote Creek, becuase of the presence of steep terrain and several holes, officials said.

    Multiple crews were on scene around 9:50 p.m. to assist with mopping up the fire. Officials said two wildland firefighting companies will work three-hour rotating shifts all night, starting at 12 a.m. Thursday.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to fire officials. 

    Further details were not immediately available.

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