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Fire Near Commercial Buildings in San Jose Under Control: Officials

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Crews responded to a fire in San Jose Saturday afternoon, officials said.

Firefighters battled a fire on the 200 block of Leo Avenue and it was threatening commercial structures, the fire department said via Twitter.

Officials said the flames burned inside a pile of junk and started to threaten nearby buildings. The fire is now under control.

The department warned people to try and avoid it. The area has since reopened.

Firefighters said that they had to use excavators to move debris so they could douse the flames. The fire only caused minor damage to an abandoned warehouse.

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