SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Crews in the South Bay are responding to a grass fire burning in the foothills above East San Jose.

The fire was reported on 4300 Quimby Road. There are some homes in the area. Video from Chopper 5 showed flames burning close to one of the houses.

The fire covered approximately 15 acres as of around 6:30 p.m., but quickly grew to in the neighborhood of 30-40 acres by 7 p.m., according to CalFire.

Calfire is assisting Santa Clara County fire crews with ground support and a Calfire helicopter making water drops.

Shortly after 9 p.m., CalFire in Morgan Hill said the fire reached 40 acres and was between 60 and 70 percent contained.


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