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Milpitas grass fire nearly extinguished

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Firefighters from Cal Fire have nearly contained a 4- to 5-acre grass fire east of Milpitas today, according to Cal Fire.

Cal Fire first responded to the fire at about 1:15 p.m. near the intersection of Calaveras and Felter roads, Cal Fire Battalion Chief Jim Crawford said.

As of 2:30 p.m., the fire was nearly contained, but Crawford said firefighters would likely be there for another several hours doing cleanup work.

Crawford said initial reports indicated that the fire was threatening structures, but that turned out not to be the case.

There have been no injuries, and the cause is still under investigation.

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