SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A brushfire rapidly roared up a bone-dry creek mattress close to the San Jose Municipal Golf Course Saturday night time, destroying makeshift constructions in homeless encampments and sending flames and a big smoke plume hovering into the South Bay skies.
San Jose Fireplace Battalion Chief Greg Thornton mentioned calls got here in round 8:20 p.m. reporting a brushfire close to 1560 Oakland Rd. alongside facet the golf course.
“After we confirmed up there was heavy involvement within the Oak bushes and fairly just a few homeless encampments had been concerned,” he mentioned.
Seven engines and dozens of firefighters had been dispatched to battle flames in a Tier 1 response.
Small explosions had been heard within the space because the flames burned by constructions within the homeless encampments. Energy traces had been additionally downed by the advancing fireplace.
Firefighters had been aided in wrestling management of the flames by the greens and fairways of the close by golf course which shaped a pure barrier to halt the hearth’s advance.
By 9:35 p.m. firefighters had the blaze contained and had been starting mop-up operations. Thornton mentioned the hearth burned by about 3-4 acres.
No accidents had been reported. The reason for the hearth remained beneath investigation.