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New Brush Fire On Vandenberg Air Force Base; Fourth In Two Weeks

There’s been yet another brush fire on Vandenberg Air Force Base, the fourth in less than two weeks.

The latest blaze broke out just before noon today, near Firefighter and Corral Roads. Firefighters aided by helicopters, and air tankers were able to stop the spread of the four acre blaze in a little over an hour. No structures were reported threatened. There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire.

Over the weekend, firefighters got full containment of three fires on the base, including a 12,000 acre blaze which had burned for nearly a week, as well as a 200 acre, and a 30 acre blaze.

Air Force officials are still assessing possible damage to the base from the first three fires.

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. 
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