San Jose Firefighters Douse Communications Hill Fire

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013  |  Updated 8:23 PM PDT
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San Jose Firefighters Douse Communications Hill Fire

San Jose Fire Department

The San Jose fire department Tweeted this photo of the firefight Saturday afternoon.

San Jose firefighters say a 5-acre vegetation fire on Communications Hill Saturday afternoon was sparked by a cooking fire at a homeless encampment.

The fire was reported shortly after 1:45 p.m. on the east side of the hill not far from Hillcap and Hillsdale avenues, San Jose Fire Capt. Reggie Williams said.

Firefighters had difficulty accessing the fire, which was being driven by the wind, Williams said.

A Cal Fire helicopter was called in for assistance, and the fire was reported under control just after 3:30 p.m.

No structures were endangered or damaged by the fire, and no injuries were reported.

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