3-alarm brush fire in San Jose prompts evacuations

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Updated: 6/30/2014 4:26 pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say crews are on the scene battling a brush fire that has burned at least 70 acres and prompted several evacuations in San Jose.

Fire Capt. Cleo Doss says the three-alarm blaze began shortly before 2 p.m. Monday near U.S. 101 and Highway 85 as several people who live along Scenic Vista Drive and a nearby park were being evacuated as a precaution.

Workers at a nearby IBM research center have also been told to leave the area.

Doss says about 100 firefighters, as well as a Cal Fire chopper and two air tankers are not only dealing with the blaze, but also with temperatures approaching 100 degrees.

No injuries have been reported.

Authorities say that a second fire was burning at a golf course about seven miles away.

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