San Jose’s Alum Rock Park Closed Over Fire Concerns

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — San Jose’s Alum Rock Park was closed Tuesday because of extreme fire danger, according to the city.

In order to reduce the potential for fire in the park, no public access or activities would be allowed Tuesday.

Monday’s air temperature at the park, located in the foothills of the Diablo Range, was measured at 96 degrees, with relative humidity at 16 percent, city officials said.

While the emergency closure is so far only scheduled for Tuesday, the park could remain closed longer if weather conditions don’t reach a fire-safe level, according to the city.

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