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Brush Fire Burns Near Santa Teresa County Park in San Jose

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    Firefighters Monitor San Jose Brush Blaze

    Firefighters on Monday kept an eye on a brush fire that spread rapidly in South San Jose and prompted evacuations Tuesday at a school and an IBM research facility. Roz Plater reports.

    (Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The blaze has burned at least 100 acres is 90 percent contained

    • No injuries have been reported

    • The fire did prompt evacuations after it started Tuesday afternoon

    A brush fire that spread rapidly in South San Jose prompted evacuations Tuesday at a school and an IBM research facility, fire officials said.

    The blaze was first reported at 3 p.m. near Santa Teresa County Park. The campus that was placed under an evacuation order, Muriel Wright School, is located nearby at 298 Bernal Road.

    Cal Fire officials said the fire burned at least 100 acres and was 90 percent contained Wednesday morning.

    No injuries are reported in the fire and authorities said an investigation into the cause is ongoing.

    No other information was immediately available.

    The San Jose fire is at least the second brush fire that erupted in the South Bay Tuesday afternoon. Earlier in the afternoon, firefighters responded to a brush fire that burned at least 40 acres and threatened structures in Morgan Hill.


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