VIDEO: Several brush fires burning in East San Jose

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY (KRON) — Firefighters are battling several brush fires in East San Jose Thursday afternoon, according to Cal Fire.

The fires are burning in the Grant Ranch area. Cal Fire says one is burning off Grant Road near Mt. Hamilton.

Fire dispatchers received a call shortly after 2 p.m. reporting a fire on Quimby Road and two others on Mt. Hamilton Road.

According to Cal Fire, the fires have burned 85 acres and are 50 percent contained.

One of the fires is burning near homes. There are no evacuation orders at this time.

About 100 firefighters from several different counties are battling the blaze.

No structures have been threatened or lost and no injuries have been reported, Temmermand said.

Meanwhile, firefighters have halted forward progress on a single-alarm grass fire burning in East San Jose’s Penitencia neighborhood Thursday evening, fire officials said.

The fire was reported around 4 p.m. at Fox Ridge and Viceroy ways, near the Penitencia Creek Trail. Additional units have been called in since the initial response, San Jose fire Capt. Don Torres said.

Firefighters issued a mandatory evacuation order for the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley, an animal hospital at Penitencia Creek Park, but lifted the order before anyone evacuated, according to Torres.

No structures have been affected, Torres said. The fire had not been contained as of 5:40 p.m.

The cause and source of the fire are under investigation.


Watch KRON4 News at 5 PM for the latest on the fire



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