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Firefighter assaulted, injured after responding to fire near I-280 in San Jose

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KRON4 News
 2022-08-10

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SAN JOSE, Calif. ( KRON ) — Crews responded to multiple brush fires that broke out Wednesday afternoon in the area of I-280 and Bird and Race Street in San Jose, the San Jose Fire Department tweeted . As of 5 p.m., the main body of the fire has been extinguished.

However, an SJPD firefighter was assaulted by a homeless individual while responding to a fire on I-280 at Race Street, officials said in a tweet . The firefighter sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The San Jose Police Department arrested the suspect. The firefighter is being assessed for injuries.

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Viewer video shows smoke and flames from the fire near the far right lane of I-280. SJPD said in its initial tweet no structures were threatened by the fire. The fire was first reported at 3:52 p.m.

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Preston Wood
08-11

Fires , homelessness , taxpayers money , now public servants assaulted, knowing this homeless person will have a better living in jail on our dime )( thanks San Jose )

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Nowwithlemon
08-11

The homeless with mental issues need to be locked up again. Letting them loose has not worked.

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Brenda Starling
08-11

Export the homeless to the 🏜 deserts and let them set up encampments very far from civilization!!

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