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'Reservoir Fire' Near Calaveras Reservoir Scorches More Than 120 Acres

MILPITAS (CBS SF) -- Fire crews battled a half-dozen grass fires in Santa Clara County on Saturday, according to Cal Fire.

Reservoir Fire Scorches 70 Acres Above Milpitas
The Reservoir Fire complex burned by the Calaveras Reservoir near Milpitas on Saturday. (CBS)

The blazes, collectively dubbed the Reservoir Fire, have burned approximately 128 acres as of 6 p.m. Saturday, but forward progress has been stopped, Cal Fire said.

Aircraft, including a helicopter, were working in remaining daylight to support 300 firefighters on the ground in the area near Calaveras Reservoir about five miles northeast of Milpitas, Cal Fire said Saturday night on social media.

The Reservoir Fire is actually a cluster of six smaller grass fires, which were first reported just before 2 p.m. Saturday.

No injuries have been reported, and no structures have burned. The area is near the Calaveras Reservoir. Calaveras Road in that area is expected to be closed through the night, Cal Fire said.

The fires were first reported shortly before 2 p.m. off Calaveras and Felter roads about 5 miles northeast of Milpitas.

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