150-acre brush fire burning near Gilroy 50 percent contained

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A fire has burned 50 acres of vegetation in about an hour this afternoon in unincorporated Santa Clara County, Cal Fire officials said. (KGO-TV)

Firefighters stopped the forward progress of a brush fire that has burned 150 acres in unincorporated Santa Clara County near Gilroy on Sunday, Cal Fire officials said.

As of 8:59 p.m. the fire that started near the intersection of Castro Valley Road and U.S. Highway 101 was 50 percent contained.

The fire was first reported at 4:07 p.m. and in about an hour it burned 50 acres. By about 6 p.m. it had burned 150 acres.

The fire is not threatening any structures and no one has been injured, Cal Fire spokesman Scott McLean said.

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