3 fires burn near Mt. Hamilton, 85 acres total, 50% contained

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Calfire confirms100 firefighters are battling three fires totaling 85 acres that are burning Thursday afternoon near Mount Hamilton east of San Jose. 

The fire is 50 percent contained. Santa Clara County Parks Rangers and Calfire are responding. The blazes all started near the roadway, according to Calfire. Fire dispatchers received a call shortly after 2 p.m. reporting a fire on Quimby Road and two others on Mt. Hamilton Road.

There was a controlled burn on Wednesday morning, Calfire said. 

Firefighters could be seen working from a helicopter above to control the fire. 

The fire sparked off of Grant Road sometime before 3:22 p.m. at Joseph D. Grant County Park. At that time, it was 28 acres.

By 4:15 p.m., the fire had grown to 40 acres and was 50 percent contained. In less than an hour the fire had grown to 85 acres. 

Officials say there is no cause for the fire yet. At least two investigators are at the scene. 

A separate fire was seen by Skyfox, also in San Jose. That one-alarm fire was reported around 4 p.m. at Fox Ridge and Viceroy ways, near the Penitencia Creek Trail. The fire was quickly put out, but not before what appeared to be a neighborhood resident could be seen from above, battling the fire with a garden hose before firefighters arrived to the scene. 

This is a breaking news story check back for the latest updates. 

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