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Firefighters Contain Brush Fire Near San Jose’s Coyote Creek

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Firefighters contained a fire in heavy brush near Coyote Creek Thursday afternoon, a fire captain said.

The fire near Brokaw Road and Interstate 880 was first reported at 2:45 p.m., Capt. Cleo Doss said. Crews arrived at 2:51 p.m. and quickly called a second-alarm response after finding about an acre and a half of brush burning.

Heavy smoke was coming from the area and visible from a nearby mobile home park, Doss said. Residents from the park, concerned that a structure fire had started close by, also called firefighters.

Firefighters also responded to the mobile home park but found no structure fire and remained in the area in case the brush fire moved closer.

However, firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire and had it knocked down at 4:24 p.m., Doss said.

No injuries were reported and the cause remains under investigation.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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