SAN JOSE -- A smoky brush fire at the side of Highway 101 got some looks and slowed commuter traffic Friday evening, but fire officials said it never endangered any structures.
The event was first reported as a structure fire around 6:15 p.m., but arriving crews found that only foliage was burning, although in an awkward location between properties that was difficult to get to, said San Jose fire Capt. Rob Brown.
"It was just a stubborn bunch of bushes at the side of the freeway," Brown said.
He said they had the fire under control shortly after 7 p.m., and crews remained at the scene to mop up potential hot spots for about another hour.
It burned about one acre, he said. The cause was not immediately known.
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