Sat. Jul 11th, 2020

210+ Acre Brush Fire Ignites In South San Jose

Firefighters are battling a brush fire in South San Jose off Malech and Bailey roads, according to CalFire, which has sent tankers and air units to respond to the blaze.

The fire ignited Sunday afternoon in an area with little road access, which means the fire may grow as crews try to respond, according to a CalFire representative.


The fire was at 40 acres as of 3:24 p.m., according to CalFire’s Twitter page, and less than a half hour later had grown to 75 acres. As of 5:45 p.m., it had reached  210 acres with 50 percent containment and forward progress stopped..


Containment reached 70 percent just before 7 p.m., and crews were committed to remaining on scene to continue and monitor progress into Sunday night.

The San Jose Fire Department is also assisting with the response.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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