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Firefighters Get Upper Hand on Brush Fire in San Jose

2 members of Cal Fire are taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries, officials say

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    Firefighters Get Upper Hand on Brush Fire in San Jose

    Firefighters stopped the progress of a brush fire in the foothills of the Evergreen Valley area of San Jose on Sunday after it spread to 30 acres, according to Cal Fire. (Published Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018)

    Firefighters stopped the progress of a brush fire in the foothills of the Evergreen Valley area of San Jose on Sunday after it spread to 30 acres, according to Cal Fire.

    The fire sparked at Norwood and Murillo avenues about 4 p.m. and spread to about 25 acres by about 5 p.m. Initial reports said one structure was possibly threatened by flames.

    Two Cal Fire crew members were taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries suffered while battling the fire, officials said. No structures burned.

    The blaze was 50 percent contained as of 7:15 p.m. Sunday, fire officials said. San Jose fire crews remained on the scene late Sunday night to monitor hot spots, fire officials said. 

    The fire was caused by a downed power line that also initially left more than 400 PG&E customers without power, according to a spokesperson for the utility. Most of those without power were in San Jose, but some customers in Livermore were affected.

    Power was restored to about half the customers, and a little more than 200 remained without power as of late Sunday night, with estimated restoration at 7 a.m. Monday, PG&E said. 

    San Jose Fire Department crews as well as units from Cal Fire, Milpitas Fire and Santa Clara County Fire were on the scene of what was being dubbed the Quimby Fire.

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