San Jose

Two Brush Fires Quickly Extinguished in San Jose

Fire crews battled two brush fires in San Jose on Sunday afternoon, according to the San Jose Fire Department.

The first blaze was reported about 1:55 p.m. at Corie Court and Oakland Road, fire officials said. Some homeless folks drove a car into a creek bed, and when they tried to get it out, they spun the tires, sending sparks flying and igniting a two-acre brush fire that threatened a mobile home park, fire officials said. 

Firefighters got it under control before any structures burned.

The sceond blaze was reported about 2:30 p.m. near East Brokaw Road and Ridder Park Drive behind a Lowe’s store. The fire burned 2 acres and is suspicious, according to Capt. Mitch Matlow. It’s under investigation, he said.

There were no injuries reported from either fire.

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