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Crews Contain Vegetation Fire at Vandenberg AFB

Firefighters hold blaze near model airplane field to 35 acres

A vegetation fire burned about 35 acres Friday afternoon at Vandenberg Air Force Base before being contained at about 5 p.m.

A vegetation fire burned about 35 acres Friday afternoon at Vandenberg Air Force Base before being contained at about 5 p.m. (Vandenberg Hot Shots photo)

By Gina Potthoff, Noozhawk Staff Writer | @ginapotthoff | updated logo 5:50 p.m. |

A vegetation fire that broke out Friday afternoon at Vandenberg Air Force Base being 35 acres before being contained, according to base officials.

Vandenberg emergency response teams were called at about 1:45 p.m. to a report of a brush fire near the model aircraft field at Colorado and Ocean View streets, according to Senior Airman Shane Phipps, a base spokesman.

Firefighters contained the blaze by 5 p.m. and were still on scene cleaning up, officials said.

No structural damage was reported, Phipps said.

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