Firefighters battle 75-acre fire in south San Jose


SAN JOSE (KRON) — Firefighters are responding to a fire in South San Jose, according to Cal Fire.

As of 5:45 p.m., the “Bayliss Fire” is 80% contained, according to officials.

Firefighters remain at the scene mopping up.

At 1:56 p.m., Cal Fire reported that the fire was approximately 75 acres and forward progress has stopped.

The fire is at the intersection of Santa Teresa Boulevard and Bailey Avenue, right behind the Metcalf Transmission Substation.

A vehicle reportedly hit a utility pole, causing the fire, according to officials.

PG&E said the power has been restored after an earlier outage, impacting more than 1,600 customers.

Santa Teresa Boulevard is closed in both directions.

At 12:54, officials were battling a 30-acre fire on both sides of the road with power lines down.

At 12:39 p.m., Cal Fire originally tweeted that firefighters were responding to a 10-acre fire.

Cal Fire air tactical, air tankers and helicopter are at the scene.

No further details have been made available, check back for updates.

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