SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — Crews responded to multiple brush fires that broke out Wednesday afternoon in the area of I-280 and Bird and Race Street in San Jose, the San Jose Fire Department tweeted. As of 5 p.m., the main body of the fire has been extinguished.
However, an SJPD firefighter was assaulted by a homeless individual while responding to a fire on I-280 at Race Street, officials said in a tweet. The firefighter sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The San Jose Police Department arrested the suspect. The firefighter is being assessed for injuries.
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Viewer video shows smoke and flames from the fire near the far right lane of I-280. SJPD said in its initial tweet no structures were threatened by the fire. The fire was first reported at 3:52 p.m.