Fire in Milpitas Hills June 22, 2018-Updated Wednesday

Fire in Milpitas Hills June 22, 2018

Fire in Milpitas Hills June 22, 2018.
View from Ben Rogers Park near Grand Teton Dr., Milpitas

A fire is burning in the Milpitas hills above Summitpointe Golf course at the end of Country Club Dr. They are calling this the #CountryFire.

[update] off County Club Rd & N Park Victoria Rd in Milpitas (Santa Clara County) is now 320 acres & 80% contained. Unified Command: CAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit and

The fire is currently burning in Ed Levin County Park. It is burning in a southeasterly direction toward Weller Road. It has transitioned from grass into heavier brush in a very steep drainage, and is currently threatening the Mt. Allison communications site.

Due to moderation of weather last night, fire behavior diminished and firefighters made good progress.

#UPDATE: Evacuation orders in place for Weller Road as #CountryFire burning in hills east of Milpitas grows to 300 acres, according to Cal Fire. Containment at 25 percent.

Follow on Facebook at #CountryFire.

Follow on Twitter at #CountryFire and #Milpitas

Live Audio – Santa Clara County Repeaters
If anything real major going on, you can listen in on the emergency radios here. Ones with most listeners usually the most interesting. Listen to Live Feeds. Select “CalFire SCU“.

Do NOT consider playing golf at Summitpointe, walking your dog at the Ed Levin Dog Park, hang gliding at the Ed Levin launch site, or hiking in that area. Some hikers have had to be rescued already.

Milpitas brush fire grows to 150 acres; 25 percent contained
UPDATED: JUL 22 2018 03:09PM PDT
A 150-acre brush fire burning near Ed R. Levin County Park in Milpitas is 25 percent contained, according to fire authorities.

Santa Clara County Wildfire Incidents
#CountryFire expected to reach 500 acres and reach Weller Road above Calaveras Reservoir. IC, type 3 engine strike teams being placed on Weller Rd on the eastern side of the hill. Temps in the 80s, wind generally out of the west southwest at 10-25 mph pushing most of the smoke from the #CountryFire to the east-northeast and away from the Santa Clara Valley for now. Country Air Attack advising Country IC that the fire will eventually bump Weller Road.

Live video here on CBS. You can see Ed Levin Park, and the pond near the dog park in this video.

Do not consider golfing, riding your horse, walking your dog, or hang gliding until this fire is out and the smoke has cleared.

General area, but up in the hills.

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