Bushfire threatens homes in San Jose foothills
SAN JOSE – Crews battled a bushfire in the San Jose foothills Monday afternoon.
The fire was reported just before 3:30 p.m. near Sierra Road and Varner Court, San Jose Fire Captain Jesse Allread said.
“With the winds we have today, it has spread quickly,” Allread said in an interview at the scene.
Allread said the blaze covered seven acres and threatened 10 to 15 homes on Suncrest Avenue, as well as a school and church.
There were no immediate reports of injury or damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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