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San Jose Train Trestle Engulfed in Flames

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    A San Jose train trestle burst into flames Wednesday afternoon. Scott Budman reports. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016)

    A San Jose train trestle burst into flames Wednesday afternoon.

    Flames at East Julian Street and Wooster Avenue around 4 p.m. created thick black smoke that could be seen for miles. 

    Fire officials said the fire started as a grassfire, which spread to vegetation, and then to a train trestle and a nearby bridge. The train tracks have not been in use for some time, officials said.

    The blaze caused a lot of concern because it sparked close to an apartment building and Rocketship school, which was evacuated. Nearby residents also reported a strange smell.

    No injuries were reported, fire officials said. The fire is under investigation and officials have not yet determined the cause. 

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