CalFire orders evacuations east of San Jose city limits

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SAN JOSE — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection late Wednesday ordered residents living east of San Jose’s city limits to evacuate as the SCU Lightning Complex Fire neared the area.

The evacuation order also applies to areas south of Mt. Hamilton Road; north of Metcalf and San Felipe roads, east to the county line; and east of San Antonio Valley Road to Del Puerto Canyon Road to the county line.

In addition, the following areas are under an evacuation warning as a result of the fire:

  • East of Shingle Valley Road and everything east of Anderson Lake, east of Coyote Creek, east of Coyote Reservoir, east of Roop Road, east of Leavesley Road, east of Crews Road and east of Ferguson Road
  • East and north of Highway 152
  • West of the Merced County line, north of Highway 152
  • South of Metcalf Road at Shingle Valley Road east to the Stanislaus County line

A photo tweeted by the National Weather Service showed flames burning close to the Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton.

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