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Highway 87 To I-280 Exchange Opened After San Jose Fire

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Smoke from a brush fire engulfs a portion of northbound Highway 87 in San Jose, August 29, 2011. (White Menace/Live 105)

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – The connector ramp from northbound state Highway 87 in San Jose to Interstate Highway 280 was reopened following a brush fire Monday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A motorist reported a brush fire in an area between state Highway 87 and a bike path around 2:10 p.m., fire Capt. Mary Gutierrez said.

Firefighters responded and found two separate fires in the area equaling an acre, but they had both under control at 3:20 p.m.

The CHP closed the connector because the brush fire was burning near the ramp, Officer Mark Johnston said.

No injuries were reported.

A Sig-alert was lifted at 3:21 p.m. and all lanes were reopened.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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