'Apocalyptic' Scene as McCarthy Fire Burns in Milpitas

A San Jose resident filmed footage of a large brush fire burning near buildings in Milpitas on July 27, in what he described as “an apocalyptic scene”.

Video shot by William Justo shows smoke from the McCarthy Fire rising over the area and ash falling from the sky.

“An apocalyptic scene … A large brushfire was burning along the Coyote Creek late this afternoon near my work. I saw the plume of smoke from the brushfire as soon as I left my work,” Justo said in an Instagram post.

“I quickly took footage & observed the fire closer. It also appeared that many people were being drawn to the area to check the fire out … This fire season has been something else,” he wrote. Credit: William Justo via Storyful

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