Two firefighters injured battling San Jose grass fire


Two firefighters were injured Sunday night battling a grass fire that consumed more than 30 acres in the hills near Quimby Road on San Jose’s eastern edge.

The fire was reported at 4 p.m. this afternoon by multiple callers including flight tower personnel at Reid-Hillview Airport about three miles to the east, said San Jose Fire Capt. Brad Cloutier.

Twenty-seven engines, five brush patrols and three aircraft from San Jose Fire, Cal Fire and Santa Clara County Fire fought the blaze, which was under control as of 8:30 p.m. tonight, Cloutier said.

Two firefighters helping fight the “Quimby Fire” suffered minor injuries today and were taken to local hospitals for treatment, Cloutier said. He did not know what their specific injuries are, or how they occurred.

No one else was injured in the fire, and no structures were damaged, said Cloutier, who couldn’t provide an exact acreage total tonight.

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