VANDENBERG AFB The Rancho Fire that broke out Thursday on the northern portion of Vandenberg Air Force Base is 100 percent contained, authorities said.
The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. Thursday near Point Sal and El Rancho roads. The fire charred 140 acres, according to the 30th Space Wing Public Affairs.
Approximately 102 fire personnel from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron and Santa Barbara County Fire Department were assigned to the fire. They were assisted by members from the 30th Security Forces Squadron and U.S. Forest Service.
For a time Thursday, two helicopters and two fixed-wing aircraft, along with nearly 40 vehicles, were assigned to the blaze.
“Our partnerships with local and county emergency personnel are vital in fighting wildland fires on Vandenberg,” Battalion Chief Mark Smith, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, said in a statement. “The teamwork and dedication these men and women have shown fighting this fire is the reason we were able to contain it so quickly.”
No structures were threatened by the fire, authorities said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.