SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Firefighters were responding to a two-alarm vegetation fire in East San Jose Thursday afternoon, a fire captain said.
Crews responded to a report of a fire south of Quimby Road and west of East Capitol Expressway, near the Eastridge Mall, around 3:50 p.m., fire Capt. Mike Van Elgort said.READ MORE: Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison For Horrific Box Cutter Attack on Elderly Victim in Concord
The fire was found in a large field and was contained at about 5 p.m., he said.
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Residents at a mobile home park south of the fire were told to shelter in place, according to Van Elgort.
Fire crews are staged at the mobile home park and nearby homes, Van Elgort said.READ MORE: Mudslide Blocks Highway 128 Near Lake Berryessa
Light wind through the area contributed to the moderate spread of the blaze, he said.
Homeless people who were living in the area were evacuated, Van Elgort said.
No injuries were reported, he said.
No structures were threatened and no evacuations were called for, Van Elgort said.
The blaze has resulted in heavy traffic on southbound East Capitol Expressway as of shortly before 5 p.m., according to Van Elgort.MORE NEWS: Sonoma County Deputies Arrest 2, Seize 40,000 Pills Of Suspected Fentanyl
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