SAN JOSE, Calif. - Firefighters in San Jose say they are responding to four small fires burning in separate, but nearby locations. All of the fires began around 4 p.m. Thursday.
The first fire is burning along southbound I-280 south of Meridian Avenue. It was reported at 3:59 p.m as a vegetation fire.
The second fire is burning along northbound I-280 near the Southwest Expressway off-ramp. It was reported at 4:16 p.m. as a vegetation fire, and is located near the first fire.
The third fire is, which is described as a garbage fire, is burning near Parkmoor Avenue and Northrup Street. It was reported at 4:19 p.m. and is located near the two prior fires.
The fourth fire is burning near 575 Hannah Street, which runs near the northbound lanes of I-280. It was reported at 4:32 p.m as a vegetation fire.
The California Highway patrol has issued a Sig-Alert for the Race Street off-ramp from northbound I-280 for approximately two hours.
Traffic cameras in the area show cars on I-280 moving slowly.