Watch CBS News

Crews Stop Spread Of Brush Fire Burning In East San Jose Near Alum Rock Park

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) -- Cal Fire and San Jose Fire units were able to stop the spread of a vegetation fire burning in San Jose Tuesday afternoon at about ten acres, according to fire officials.

The San Jose Fire Department said the fire was burning in the area of Sierra Road near Alum Rock Park in the East San Jose foothills with the potential to spread to structures in the area.

Units from Cal Fire, including an air attack plane and two air tankers, responded to assist in the firefight. Cal Fire said the aggressive attack from ground and air resources stopped the forward progress of the fire at roughly 10 acres.

Earlier, the fire department said the fire had a potential to burn 50 acres with structures in the area. So far no word of any structures being burned

As of 1:42 p.m., Cal Fire said its units were being released from the scene. San Jose Fire Department units will remain there to ensure hot spots are extinguished.


View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.