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Trio of Brush Fires Fully Contained On Vandenberg Air Force Base

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Smoke from fires on Vandenberg Air Force Base)

Normal operations resumed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, even as firefighters continue some mopup work from some brush fires on the base.

The largest of the trio of fires, the Canyon Fire on the south part of the base, charred more than 12,000 acres of brush. It was fully contained on Saturday, nearly a week after it started. Two smaller fires which started late last week, a 200 acre plus blaze and a 30 acre fire, were also declared fully contained over the weekend.

There have been no reports of structures being damaged, but base officials say they are still doing the initial assessment of the burn areas

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.