Multiple Base Fires | CA | Sep 22 2016

Vandenberg AFB, California

CANYON FIRE

Incident Summary:  A wildfire broke out on the Vandenberg Air Force Base-South Base on September 17th @ 1730 hours (PDT) from an unknown cause that is being thoroughly investigated.

The fire has scorched 12,518 acres six(6)-foot chaparral.

It is at a 90% containment status.

Location:  4 miles West of Lompoc, California.

Command:  Department of Defense (DOD)

Resources:  910 fire personnel along with 18 crews, 121 engines and 10 helicopters.

Cost-to-Date:  $7 Million.

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Fire Image Credit:  SBCFireInfo

NORTH BASE FIRE

Incident:  There is a second fire that appears that may have started on 9/22/2016 from downed power lines due to high winds in the area.

This is unrelated to the Canyon Fire.

Firefighters from the Canyon Fire are being deployed to the North Base Fire.

Fire Status:  Fire is being pushed South, away from base housing. There is no risk to base housing residents.

Alerts:  The UTAH gate is open to Base housing residents only.  No incoming traffic to go beyond control points, until further notice.

Size Up:  Unknown

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