Sudden Ranch Fire Held at 120 Acres

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Update by Vandenberg Air Force Base
5:09 p.m., October 20, 2017

150 firefighters and first responders from Vandenberg AFB, U.S. Forestry, and Santa Barbara County battled a vegetation fire that grew to 120 acres on south Vandenberg, October 20th.

The fire crews are now in the middle of “cleaning up” to extinguish any hot spots, and the fire’s forward progress has stopped.

No facilities or infrastructure were damaged as the fire was located in a remote area near Sudden Ranch.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

Update by Vandenberg Air Force Base
3:10 p.m., October 20, 2017

Fire crews from Vandenberg Air Force Base and assets from Santa Barbara County continue to fight a 30-acre vegetation fire on south Vandenberg, October 20th.

No facilities or infrastructure have been damaged as the fire is located in a remote area near Sudden Ranch.

More information to follow as the situation develops.

 

Update by edhat staff
2:20 p.m., October 20, 2017

Vandenberg Air Force Base has confirmed that crews are responding to a small vegetation fire near the Sudden Ranch area on their south base. 

Now referred to as the Sudden Canyon Fire, the blaze is reportedly in a grassy area within the air base. Reports state downed power lines are in the area. 

It's unclear how large the fire has grown as we've received conflicting reports from 3 acres to 30 acres. 

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

 

Reported by an edhat reader
1:31 p.m., October 20, 2017

A fire called a "sudden incident" off Miguelito Canyon, it's heading down into the canyon. Already estimated at 30 acres.

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CitizenSane Oct 20, 2017 02:48 PM
Sudden Ranch Fire Held at 120 Acres

South of Lompoc, I witnessed 3 CAL Fire engines turned south off of Hwy 246 at 7th Street. Lights, sirens, the works.

tagdes Oct 20, 2017 02:28 PM
Sudden Ranch Fire Held at 120 Acres

Resources currently... engines 319,323,330,331 and 314, Water tender 32, dozers 1 & 2, Battalion 11, 2 crews, 2 fixed winged and copter 4 with 2 more copters and 2 additional fixed wing being ordered.

tagdes Oct 20, 2017 02:09 PM
Sudden Ranch Fire Held at 120 Acres

Obviously you don't know where it is. It's the Sudden Ranch which is by Jalama and heading for Miguelito south of Lompoc. No containment and calling a ton of resources including air.

ginger1 Oct 20, 2017 02:00 PM
Sudden Ranch Fire Held at 120 Acres

Doubt anyone knows where Miguelito Canyon is. Unless they live near there. You should be more specific. Perhaps you are referring to the small fire, now contained to 21 acres on Soda Rd in Carizzo Plain, SLO.

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