San José & CAL FIRE crews quickly contain 81-acre vegetation fire

On Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 1332 hours, units of the San José Fire Department and CAL FIRE responded to multiple reports of a vegetation fire in the area of McKean Road south of Whispering Oaks Drive.

Initial reports were for a small roadside spot that quickly grew as wind drove the fire through dry grass. Firefighters attacked the fire from the air and on the ground limiting the spread of the blaze to just over 80 acres of primarily ranch land.

San José Fire sent the equivalent of a third-alarm response while CAL FIRE dispatched a contingent of six engines, two dozers, two hand crews, two air tankers and one copter.

The majority of fire was knocked down by 1518 hours with San José crews released from the incident and CAL FIRE crews remaining on scene to conduct mop-up.

San José Fire Department Assignment:

Battalion 13, Battalion 10, Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Med 30
Engine 28, Engine 35, Engine 6, Engine 12, Engine 27, Engine 17, Engine 24, Engine 9
Engine 628, Engine 612, Engine 627, Engine 624
Water Tender 18, Water Tender 2

CAL FIRE Assignment:

Battalion 1609, Battalion 1612
Copter 106, Tanker 80, Tanker 74
Engine 1672, Engine 1684, Engine 1762, Engine 1768, Engine 1769, Engine 1799
Dozer Transport 1640, Dozer Transport 1641
Ben Lomond Crew 1, Ben Lomond Crew 2

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