Grass fire destroys home, prompts evacuations in San Jose

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 11:58PM
A large brush fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon in the east foothills of San Jose has grown to 100-acres, city officials said.


SAN JOSE, Calif. - A large brush fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon in the east foothills of San Jose has grown to 100-acres, city officials said.

The fire was initially reported at 4:39 p.m. near Lariat Lane and Claitor Way.

The blaze has destroyed one home and damaged another, according to city officials. Eleven nearby homes have been evacuated.

No injuries have been reported.

The Berryessa Community Center at 3050 Berryessa Road is open to residents affected by the fire. So far, less than 10 residents have been assisted.

Firefighters with both the San Fire Department and Cal Fire will remain at the scene until the fire is fully contained, city officials said.

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