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Morgan Hill Brush Fire That Killed 4 Horses Fully Contained

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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)

    Four horses died in a brush fire that burned in Morgan Hill Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

    The fire, which scorched roughly 50 acres, threatened about 20 structures near Live Oak Avenue and Monterey Road, and burned three outbuildings, is fully contained, a Cal Fire official said early Wednesday.

    The fire was first reported at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

    Eleven engines were at the scene and about 75 firefighters battled the flames that quickly spread, Cal Fire officials said.

    Morgan Hill Brush Fire Burns 40 Acres

    [BAY] Morgan Hill Brush Fire Burns 40 Acres

    The fire burned at least 40 acres and threatened structures near Live Oak Avenue and Monterey Road. Marianne Favro reports.

    (Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018)

    "We're dealing with extremely hot temperatures and low humidity," said Pam Temmermand from Cal Fire, before crews gained control of the flames.

    No injuries were reported and there were no evacuations in place. 

    "The majority of fires in California are human-caused," said Cal Fire Battalion Cgief Jonathan Cox. "Be super vigilant out there."

    No additional information was immediately available.

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