#LariatFire | California | NEW!


Summary | A fast-moving 2-alarm fire is burning uphill in the San Jose Alum Rock neighborhood that started from an unknown cause around 1800 hours PDT this evening (Tuesday, 7/11/2017)

Location | The fire is located 6 miles NE of San Jose, in Santa Clara County in California in San Jose’s Alum Rock neighborhood.

Current Conditions | Very active fire behavior with a high rate of spread (ROS) and appears to be wind-driven. 2 homes have been destroyed with more under direct threat.  One Firefighter has been transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Credit: CAL Fire

The grass fire has turned into a wildfire that has been named the #LariatFire which has reached a total of 100 acres with a 0% containment status.

Resources | Both San Jose FD and CAL Fire personnel are assigned to this incident along with a Type 3 hand crew and 1 helicopter on-scene. More unknown resources are pouring into the area as this fire is threatening both humans and properties.

Evacuations | Evacuations are in effect for Claitor Way and Boulder Drive.

Weather Report | Current temps are 73*F with relative humidity (RH) at 50%.  Winds are 13 mph.  Dewpoint is 54*F.

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