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Fire at Vandenberg Air Force Base 70% contained; Elysian Park blaze extinguished

Fire at Vandenberg Air Force Base 70% contained; Elysian Park blaze extinguished

A wildfire burning on Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc was 70% contained Thursday, Air Force officials said.

The Canyon fire has burned 12,518 acres on the South Base portion of the military facility. 

There was “minimal fire activity” Wednesday night, the Air Force said in a statement. Crews were working Thursday to build containment lines and eliminate hot spots, hoping to make progress despite high winds forecast for Thursday.

Teams from the 30th Space Wing based at Vandenberg were planning to...

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