Brush Fire Burns 5 Acres Near San Jose Golf Course

The Back 9 at Los Lagos stayed open while the blaze burned near the fifth hole tee box

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    Firefighters were battling a one-alarm vegetation fire next to the Los Lagos Golf Course in South San Jose Monday afternoon, a dispatcher said, but that didn't stop the golfers. Robert Handa reports. (Published Monday, Jun 30, 2014)

    Firefighters battled a one-alarm vegetation fire next to the Los Lagos Golf Course in South San Jose Monday afternoon, a dispatcher said, but that didn't stop the golfers.

    The Fire Department received a report about the fire at 3:15 p.m. near the intersection of Senter Road and East Capitol Expressway, according to the dispatcher.

    The course's Back 9 remained opened while the fire burned not far from the fifth hole tee box, a golf course rep told NBC Bay Area via telephone.

    The course is about six miles from the so-called Curie Fire that was burning around the same time in the foothills southeast of San Jose.

    Fire officials said the blaze burned about 5 acres and was extinguished at 7 p.m. No injuries were reported.

    Crews will remain on scene for fire watch until Tuesday morning.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.