Brush fire closes northbound U.S. 101 in San Jose

A brush fire sparked shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday closed northbound lanes on U.S. 101 in San Jose and triggered a severe traffic alert, authorities said.
California Highway Patrol and San Jose Fire responded around 2:42 p.m. to reports of a fire that started along the interstate and spread to the area east of 101 between Blossom Hill and Hellyer Avenue, threatening homes in the residential area across from the freeway.
San Jose Fire spokesman Mitchell Matlow said firefighters had the fire under control, but there were still hotspots.
“It threatened some homes but we stopped it before it did any damage,” he said.
CHP spokesman Ross Lee said the right two northbound lanes south of Hellyer would be closed until about 4:30 p.m.
Source: Local News