6.1-Acre Brush Fire on San Felipe Road in East San Jose is 75 Percent Contained: Cal Fire - NBC Bay Area
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6.1-Acre Brush Fire on San Felipe Road in East San Jose is 75 Percent Contained: Cal Fire

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    A six-acre brush fire in East San Jose is 70 percent contained by Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015.

    A 6.1-acre brush fire scorched a portion of San Felipe Road in the East San Jose foothills overnight and was not fully contained as of Wednesday morning, according to officials.

    According to Cal Fire fire prevention specialist Pam Temmermand, the blaze was 75 percent contained as of 8:30 a.m.

    Fire crews responded to a report of a vegetation fire off San Felipe Road and Heartland Way near the city's southern border around 10 p.m. Tuesday, she added. 

    San Jose fire crews were notified of the blaze at about 9:40 p.m. and also responded to the scene, a fire dispatcher said.

    Cal Fire was also involved — with 120 firefighters and crew members — because the fire was in a mutual threat zone, according to Temmermand. The Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department also assisted in battling the fire, she added.

    Although the fire spread slowly through heavy brush — growing from four to six acres through the night — crews struggled to access flames because of the area’s tough terrain, officials said.

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