Sunday afternoon (May 06, 2007 @ 14:57) John Whiteside responded in Support Unit 2 with John Whitaker to a Tier 3 grass fire in San Jose. The fire was burning at the end of Wendover Lane, near the intersection of Wendover Ln. and Nieman Blvd. in San Jose's Evergreen District.
Many homes were threatened but most had the proper "fire-safe" construction along with plenty of defensible space. This was a wind driven fire that in some older neighborhoods might have done tremendous damage. Quick work by SJFD and natural bare earth across the head of the fire was what stopped the spread.
For further details, check out this link to the SJFD Blog. Additional photos can be seen by going to this album link.
-- Thanks to FASCV President John Whiteside and Craig Rose for this information