San Jose

Crews Contain Brush Fire in Rural Area of South San Jose

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Firefighters in San Jose knocked down a brush fire in a rural area of southern Evergreen Valley early Thursday morning, holding it to 30 acres, according to Cal Fire.

The blaze in the area of San Felipe Road and Heartland Way was first reported just after 3 a.m., and forward progress was stopped later in the morning after crews initially had some access issues, Cal Fire said.

The fire was 100% contained by about 7:45 a.m., fire officials said.

The fire had the potential to spread to 100 acres at one point, fire officials said, but no homes or other structures were ever threatened by the flames.

Crews from the San Jose Fire Department and Cal Fire were on the scene, with a total of about 100 firefighters battling the blaze during its peak.

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