Santa Clara County

Fire on Highway 152 fully contained Friday afternoon

GILROY, Calif. - Crews were able to fully contain an 80-acre grass fire on Highway 152 by about 2:30 p.m. Friday, and all lanes of the roadway have been reopened. 

Both lanes of the highway were closed Thursday afternoon near Casa De Fruta after a car accident sparked a vegetation fire that quickly spread, officials said.

No injuries were reported from the one-car crash, which first sparked a 30 acre fire on the north side of the highway, which jumped the highway to the south, causing a 50 acre fire.

NewsChannel 5 reporter Baha Eldin visited the scene Friday to get a first-hand look at the cleanup efforts.

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