Firefighters contain Pacheco fire

August 31, 2009 10:09:52 AM PDT
Firefighters expect to have the Pacheco Fire in Santa Clara County under control by the middle of this week, a Cal Fire dispatcher said.

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The fire, which has burned 1,650 acres, was reported at about 2:20 p.m. Saturday near state Highway 152 and Dinosaur Point Road after two cars crashed and one caught fire, a Cal Fire dispatcher said.

As of 6 p.m. Sunday, the fire was contained but not yet controlled, according to Cal Fire.

Two injuries were reported among the roughly 400 firefighters who responded to the blaze. At least one additional injury resulted from the crash that caused the fire.

No structures were damaged, and firefighters Monday are focused on controlling the blaze and extinguishing hot spots.

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