Small Brush Fire Near Vandenberg Air Force Base

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Update by edhat staff

Santa Barbara County Firefighters responded to a small brush fire near Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) early Tuesday evening.

At 6:18 p.m., county and air force fire crews arrived on Highway 1 north of the VAFB Main Gate for a roadside fire. There were approximately three acres of brush burning at a slow rate of spread.

The incident commander requested a helicopter to assist with containment.

The forward progress of the fire was stopped around 7:00 p.m.


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vvorker Sep 08, 2020 08:55 PM
Small Brush Fire Near Vandenberg Air Force Base

Smokey Bear Alert: we are down wind from a major wall of smoke, ETA arrival before midnight! The west coast is Up in smoke as we click...
"The situation is already at crisis level and the winds developing now and expected to peak later...."

a-1599627068 Sep 08, 2020 09:51 PM
Small Brush Fire Near Vandenberg Air Force Base

We are, so far, SO LUCKY. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Please, be careful out there. Tell everyone you know. Try to prevent anyone from going into the hills. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Sorry, but you know we'll get fire this fall. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////
You can watch a fire moving into Medford OR on twitter, right now. 100k people need to evacuate.
I-5 was closed this a.m. We here in SB all know how this feels. I have a faint memory of Coyote fire and have been here, and worked support for some of, the fires since. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND KEEP SAFE. There's a LOT of PTSD and lesser reaction going around. Use anything you can to handle it. Peace be with you.

a-1599637395 Sep 09, 2020 12:43 AM
Small Brush Fire Near Vandenberg Air Force Base

As an evacuee from Medford OR wrote, Please Be Overly Cautious, Friends.
It's horribly terribly bad up there. https://twitter.com/hashtag/GlendowerFire?src=hashtag_click

Shasta Guy Sep 09, 2020 06:32 AM
Small Brush Fire Near Vandenberg Air Force Base

Sorry to hear that. My brother is in Eugene and they are facing a wall of flame moving west towards them. It’s really bad in several locations up there. I hope all your family, friends, and property stays safe.

Shasta Guy Sep 09, 2020 06:52 AM
Small Brush Fire Near Vandenberg Air Force Base

There is so much fire activity going on in Oregon right now: https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/%3F/%3F/41.2464/-119.3045/6 ****** There is also a new large blaze in the Lake Oroville area. Many if not most of these fires are from dry lightning strikes which were very prevalent this year.

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