San Jose fire crews contain fire near Penitencia Creek

A resident welding a fence on private property Saturday afternoon ignited a brush fire that charred nearly 4 acres near Penitencia Creek, San Jose Fire officials said.

The blaze, which burned a large grass area near Chula Vista Drive and Alum Rock Avenue, put at least a dozen homes in danger. Fire crews responded around 2:50 p.m. and contained the fire by 4 p.m. Saturday. —Read More