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Grass Fire Sparks in Sunnyvale, Snarling Traffic on Eastbound State Route 237

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    A grass fire scorched 10 acres near State Route 237 in Sunnyvale on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015.

    A grass fire burned about 10 acres in Sunnyvale on Saturday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    Officials said that the flames were reported near State Route 237 and Caribbean Drive. Fire departments from Sunnyvale and San Jose responded to the fire, the CHP said.

    A portion of SR-237 was closed until smoke that was blowing across it, cleared, officials noted.

    The blaze was located in a wetlands area and created a lot of smoke, which was seen by people at Great America amusement park and Levi's Stadium.

    Fire crews reported having an upper hand on the fire by 12:30 p.m. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

    Further details were not immediately available.

    Firefighters battle a roughly 10-acre grass fire in Sunnyvale on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015.
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    Strong winds pushed smoke from a grass fire onto State Route 237, prompting officials to close down some lanes on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015.
    Photo credit: NBC Bay Area

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