- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Fireworks might be to blame for a small grass fire that raced through the San Jose hills, charring the dry grass and sending up flames and smoke that could be seen for miles.

KNTV reports (https://bit.ly/29GdPgO ) Thursday that the 10-acre fire along both sides of Sierra Road over the top of the hill and down toward Alum Rock Park started about 3:45 a.m. It was controlled by about 5 a.m.

No one was injured.

San Jose Fire Capt. Mike Van Elgort says a Roman candle was found near the blaze but it’s too early to tell if that is what sparked the fire.

The cooler weather conditions early Thursday helped firefighters keep the fire under wraps in what is usually an extremely hazardous, high-danger fire area.


Information from: KNTV-TV.

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