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Homes in the foothills of San Jose are at risk of brush fires.

SAN JOSE – Staff battled a brush fire at the foot of San Jose Monday afternoon.

The fire was reported just before 3:30 p.m., near Sierra Road and Warner Court, San Jose Fire Capt. Jesse Allred said.

“The winds that are blowing today have spread so fast,” Allred said in an interview at the scene.

The fire spread over seven acres and threatened 10 to 15 homes on Suncrest Avenue, as well as a school and a church, Allied said.

No injuries or damage were reported immediately. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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