Brush Fire-Gilroy, 7/23/17

9 pm – Fire ran upslope in grass, hit the ridge, burned down the east slope under oak canopy where they got retardant around the head, C106 and C406 finished it off with quick turns out of a large ranch pond. Fast work on this one. Whew.

Fire crews are responding to a brush fire south of Gilroy on Sunday afternoon. The blaze is burning off Castro Valley Road, west of Highway 101, near Gavilan College. It’s not threatening the college. It started around 4 p.m., quickly spreading to 20 acres. There’s currently no containment. At 8 pm, it is up to 150 acres and 30% containment.