Vandenberg Brush Fire 80% Contained

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Updated by Vandenberg Air Force Base
4:50 p.m., August 19, 2017

The wildland fire on south Vandenberg Air Force Base is 80% contained and crews are mopping up hot spots.

First reported, shortly after 12:00 p.m. today, the Spring Canyon Fire was immediately attacked by fire crews from Vandenberg, Santa Barbara County, and the U.S. Forest Service.

Additionally, 14 fire engines along with seven bulldozers, four tenders, and four air assets were used to battle the fire.

Confined to 10 acres, it did not pose any danger to the base populace or infrastructure.

More information to follow as the situation develops.


Updated by Edhat Staff
2:30 p.m., August 19, 2017

At 12:07 p.m Saturday., a fire broke out along Spring Canyon Road near the Vandenberg Airforce Base.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded with four engines to a call for mutual aid to assist Vandenberg personnel. By 2:30 p.m., forward progress of the fire was stopped at an estimated 5 to 7 acres. 

It was determined there were two fires, though the cause is still unknown. Further investigation will be conducted by Vandeberg Air Force Base and information will be provided by Vandeberg Air Force Base Public Affairs.


Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
12:14 p.m., August 19, 2017

Vegetation fires reported on Vandenberg near the South Gate small multiple fires requesting strike team but not full response as of yet.

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