Santa Clara County crews control brush fire in Saratoga
SARATOGA, CA – Santa Clara County Fire Department officials said an existing fire break helped them contain a bushfire on Tuesday to just a quarter of an acre.
Crews responded to a 6:16 p.m. report of a wildfire near Charcoal Road, a trail half a mile north of National Highway 35 in the Saratoga Gap Open Space Preserve. A ranger from the adjacent Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District provided an initial report on the fire and directed firefighters to the scene.
Once firefighters were able to get to the remote site, they were able to contain the blaze within 40 minutes.
According to a press release from the fire department, “The slow spread of the fire was due in large part to an existing shaded firebreak that had already been built in the area through an agency partnership including Cal Fire, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, Santa Clara County Parks, Santa Clara County FireSafe Council, and South Skyline FireSafe Council. “
It is the third bushfire this season slowed by such a firebreak, fire officials said.
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