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Firefighters Battle Blazes, Remain on High Alert Under Red Flag Warning

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    Firefighters on Tuesday battled several blazes in the region and will stay on high alert while the Bay Area remains under a red flag alert. Terry McSweeney reports. (Published Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013)

    Firefighters on Tuesday battled several blazes in the region and will stay on high alert while the Bay Area remains under a red flag alert.

    A San Jose family camp was forced to evacuate its quarters due to the rim fire near Highway 120, near Yosemite. Firefighters on Tuesday night were struggling to contain the blaze, which grew from 2,500 acres to more than 11,000 acres.

    RAW VIDEO: Grass Fire at Camp Parks

    [BAY] RAW VIDEO: Grass Fire at Camp Parks
    Crews responded in force to a grass fire at the military training area of Camp Parks. Here's aerial video from above the scene. (Published Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013)

    In addition, 2,500 structures are threatened from the blaze.

    All students and staff who were staying at the camp returned safely to the Bay Area on Tuesday night.

    Also on Tuesday, about 160 acres burned at the Camp Parks Military Base near Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

    Fire crews from CAL FIRE, camp parks, and Alameda County responded and called in two fixed-wing air crafts and a helicopter to battle the blaze.