Brush Fire 50% Contained on Vandenberg Air Force Base

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Update by Vandenberg Air Force Base

2:00 pm

ENCELADOS FIRE FINAL UPDATE 

Fire crews from Vandenberg Air Force Base and assets from Santa Barbara County and U.S. Forest Service are continuing to fight a 380-acre vegetation fire on north Vandenberg, Nov. 24.

The fire is 50% contained and forward progress has been stopped. 

Mop up operations will continue overnight.

More information to follow as the situation develops.


Update by Vandenberg Air Force Base

12:30 pm

ENCELADOS FIRE - UPDATE

Fire crews from Vandenberg Air Force Base and assets from Santa Barbara County and U.S. Forest Service are continuing to fight a 300-acre vegetation fire on north Vandenberg, Nov. 24.

The fire is 20% contained and is heading southwest. No facilities have been damaged and all personnel in the area not fighting the fire have been evacuated.

More information to follow as the situation develops.


Update by Vandenberg Air Force Base

1:30 pm

FIRE ON NORTH BASE - Fire crews from Vandenberg Air Force Base and assets from Santa Barbara County and U.S. Forest Service are responding to a 100-acre vegetation

fire on north Vandenberg, November 24.

No facilities have been damaged and all personnel in the area not fighting the fire have been evacuated.

More information to follow as the situation develops.


By the Edhat staff

A 5-acre brush fire with the potential to grow sparked at the Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) on Friday morning.

Named the Ensalada Fire, Santa Barbara County firefighters are assisting VAFB fire crews with a brush fire on their main base, off El Rancho Road and just south of Casmalia.

Santa Barbara County crews responded at 9:10 a.m. with four engines, one battalion chief, two dozers, one hand crew, and one helicopter, said Public Information Officer Mike Eliason.

The initial report of the fire is estimated to be at 5 acres but with significant potential to grow.

Edhat will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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Roger Nov 24, 2017 12:01 PM
Brush Fire 50% Contained on Vandenberg Air Force Base

Sounds like the power lines that were a danger in the area are shut off and they are seeing about getting the Union Pacific tracks re open Hopefully they will get a handle around this fire.

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