SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Firefighters in the South Bay have knocked down a vegetation fire in a San Jose park early Tuesday evening, according to fire officials.

The fire is burning in Penitencia Creek Park near the intersection of Mabury Road and Jackson Avenue.

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Chopper 5 was over the area and found a section of intense flames. However it appeared that firefighters were making some progress in containing the fire.

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As of around 5:15 p.m., there was still a lot of smoke in the area being produced by the fire. While there are some homes nearby, they don’t appear to be in immediate danger.

At about 5:30 p.m., the San Jose Fire Department Twitter account posted that the fire had been knocked down.

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Residents in that neighborhood were being asked by authorities to avoid the area. Mabury Road remained closed in the area of the fire.