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Firefighters working to control Santa Clara County blaze

Mustang Peak fire near Morgan Hill about 60% contained

Firefighters were expected to work through Wednesday night in an effort to control a 570-acre fire burning southeast of Henry W. Coe State Park in Santa Clara County, a Cal Fire battalion chief said.

The blaze, dubbed the Mustang fire, is burning in the Mustang Peak area, a remote location on the border of Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties, Battalion Chief Paul Van Gerwen said. No structures are threatened, he said.

The fire was reported shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday. By about 9:30 p.m., the blaze was about 60 percent contained, according to Van Gerwen.

Cal Fire responded with engines and bulldozers throughout the afternoon, he said, as well helicopters and air tankers.

Henry W. Coe State Park contains more than 87,000 acres of land, according to its Web site. It is located in southern Santa Clara County near Morgan Hill.

Jesse Dungan,Bay City News

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