San Jose Park Closes Due To High Fire Danger

SAN JOSE (KCBS) – San Jose’s Alum Rock Park is closed on Tuesday due to high fire danger, a result of hot and dry conditions in the area.

The park is closed to cars and pedestrians due to what officials are calling “extreme fire danger.”

On Monday, temperatures in the park reached 94 degrees and combined with the low humidity, fire officials said it’s a recipe for a wildfire.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

Sally Saldana, who lives just outside the park, is applauding the move.

“I’m just concerned.  As long as it keeps the homes up here safe and the area safe and looking the way it does, then that’s a great thing to keep it closed,” she said.

The hot and dry conditions have already sparked a number of small brush fires over the last week, including a two-alarm fire in Brisbane on Monday.

So far, California has seen twice as many wildfires as it did by this time last year, largely due to a dry winter in the state.

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