SAN JOSE — Native and state fireplace crews battled to achieve the higher hand in opposition to a grass fireplace burning uncontrolled within the hills east of San Jose that threatened a number of buildings Thursday.
Items from the San Jose Hearth Division and the state Forestry and Hearth Safety Division, or Cal Hearth, labored to battle the blaze and indicated they have been making progress in opposition to the blaze.
“Firefighters are on the scene of a Tier 3 vegetation fireplace close to Clayton Street in East San Jose,” the San Jose Hearth Division said on its Twitter feed.
The blaze, which was being referred to as the Clayton Hearth, had imperiled a number of buildings late Thursday, the state and native fireplace businesses reported.
“Ahead progress of the Clayton Hearth has been stopped,” the San Jose Hearth Division reported in a tweet at 4:40 p.m.
It wasn’t instantly clear what number of buildings have been within the neighborhood of the hearth.
The blaze had burned 66 acres as of 5 p.m. on Thursday. The hearth was 20% contained at the moment.
A Cal Hearth helicopter at one level siphoned water out of Lake Cunningham to help in airdrops to battle the blaze.
The grass fireplace was reported to be burning close to the nook of Clayton Street and By way of De La Vista, in line with a publish on the Cal Hearth incident web site.