Wildland fire threatens homes near Almaden Quicksilver Park

On Saturday, July 26th, 2014, at 4:32 pm, units of the San José Fire Department and CAL FIRE responded to a wildland fire burning in an area above 20799 Mountain Drive near Almaden Quicksilver County Park.

As firefighters arrived they quickly positioned apparatus to protect homes that were threatened by the blaze. Crews hiked into the hills to attack the blaze directly while air tankers and Copter 106 conducted aerial firefighting operations.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to approximately 15 acres thanks to an aggressive attack and cooperative efforts between San José Fire and CAL FIRE. Crews remained on scene throughout the night to monitor the area for any hot spots.

San José Fire Department Assignment:

4A3, Battalion 13, Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Battalion 29, Med 30
Engine 9, Engine 10, Engine 12, Engine 13, Engine 14, Engine 18, Engine 22, Engine 23, Engine 24, Engine 26, Engine 27, Engine 28, Engine 5, Engine 624, Engine 627, Engine 628, Engine 612
Water Tender 13, Water Tender 18

CAL FIRE Assignment:

Battalion 70, Air Attack 460, Tanker 91, Copter 106
Dozer 1641, Dozer 1741
Engine 1662, Engine 1671, Engine 1673, Engine 1681, Engine 1684, Engine 1768, Engine 1769, Engine 4673
Gabilan Crew 2, Gabilan Crew 4

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