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Cops and Courts: June 28, 2016: Wildfire prompts Highway 17 lane closures

Published Tuesday June 28

A wildfire on a hill near Redwood Estates in Santa Clara County burned at least five acres and prompted authorities to close all lanes of Hwy seventeen for more than one hour on Mon afternoon.

No injuries have been reported. About twenty buildings were threatened but none was reported damaged, firefighters said.

The blaze started with a car fire about 2:55 in the afternoon on southbound Hwy seventeen just north of Redwood Estates, remarked Ca. Hwy Patrol Officer Eric Anderson. It burned uphill toward Madrone Dr. firefighters said.

Commuters were urged to take alternate routes or wait to drive on Hwy 17.

Article length: About 430 words.
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