Weather Alert

Grass Fire in South San Jose Sparked By Metallic Balloons!

Yesterday, firefighters worked to contain a grass fire on Silicon Valley Road and Basking Ridge in the San Jose area.


Firefighters said the blaze was initially reported at about 11:35 a.m. Progress of the fire stopped at around 1:27 p.m., according to the San Jose Fire Department.

The fire was said to have scorched over 30 acres.

At around 2:15, the SJFD announced that the fire was fully contained.

PG&E crews also responded to the fire scene where metallic balloons had flown away and got caught in transmission lines.

PG&E is also working with Cal Fire to investigate the cause of the fire.


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