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Brush Fire Burns Near Eastridge Mall In San Jose

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) -- Firefighters were responding to a two-alarm vegetation fire in East San Jose Thursday afternoon, a fire captain said.

Crews responded to a report of a fire south of Quimby Road and west of East Capitol Expressway, near the Eastridge Mall, around 3:50 p.m., fire Capt. Mike Van Elgort said.

The fire was found in a large field and was contained at about 5 p.m., he said.

Raw Video: Fire Near Eastridge Mall In San Jose

Residents at a mobile home park south of the fire were told to shelter in place, according to Van Elgort.

Fire crews are staged at the mobile home park and nearby homes, Van Elgort said.

Light wind through the area contributed to the moderate spread of the blaze, he said.

Homeless people who were living in the area were evacuated, Van Elgort said.

No injuries were reported, he said.

No structures were threatened and no evacuations were called for, Van Elgort said.

The blaze has resulted in heavy traffic on southbound East Capitol Expressway as of shortly before 5 p.m., according to Van Elgort.

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