Grass fire near Gilroy contained after burning homes, displacing dozens


A grass fire that broke out Wednesday evening near Gilroy is fully contained.

Flames erupted around 6:30 p.m. in San Martin, temporarily closing a portion on Highway 101.

The fire is burning in the area of East San Martin Avenue in San Martin.

KRON4’s Lydia Pantazes is there this morning.

At 7:00 a.m. she reported the fire is fully contained.

Crews remain on scene tending to hot spots, making sure flames don’t reignite. 

The fire burned five structures and over 20 acres. Three of those buildings were homes. The other two were outbuildings, or make-shift homes.

50 people are displaced.

Stay with KRON4 for updates. 



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