Fire burns four acres in San Jose

September 26, 2008 6:35:05 PM PDT
A two-alarm vegetation fire in San Jose burned about 4 acres this afternoon near a homeless encampment, a public safety dispatcher said.

The fire was reported around 2 p.m. near West Virginia Street and McLellan Avenue, dispatcher Michael Wodnick said.

It was controlled by 3:25 p.m. and contained by 4:15 p.m., Wodnick said.

It apparently burned vegetation in a creek area of the Guadalupe River.

Wodnick said, "A lot of homeless people live there and for various reasons they start fires every once in a while," but could not confirm how it started.

No injuries were reported.


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