Vegetation fire snarls Campbell traffic
Friday afternoon commuters making their way through Campbell were greeted with flames and smoke as they attempted to access southbound Highway 17 from San Tomas Expressway and Camden Avenue.
With the highway onramp closed, units of the Santa Clara County Fire Department, assisted by Milpitas, San Jose, and Saratoga Fire Departments, initiated a direct attack on the fire as it made its way south along the Los Gatos Creek. Firefighters were able to knock down the flames within approximately 30 minutes, but remained on scene for an extended period to complete mop up operations.
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