San Jose

Brush Fire Burns Near Homes in South San Jose, Forces Evacuations

A brush fire erupted in the very dry hills of South San Jose, creeping down close to homes and leading to evacuations.

The Thursday afternoon blaze charred at least 75 acres in the area of Santa Teresa Boulevard and Bailey Avenue.

At least 15 homes were evacuated while firefighters battled the fire. About 120 firefighters swarmed the fire.

PG&E said the fire sparked after a power pole was knocked down when a truck crashed into it.

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