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Wildfire near Vandenberg Air Force Base swells to over 10,000 acres; Soberanes fire sets cost record

Wildfire near Vandenberg Air Force Base swells to over 10,000 acres; Soberanes fire sets cost record

A wildfire burning on the south side of Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc has more than doubled in size since the weekend and now covers 10,542 acres, Air Force officials said Tuesday. 

The Canyon fire was 20% contained, and 633 firefighters from federal, state and local fire agencies were battling the blaze.

The fire was “very active” Monday, growing by about 6,000 acres on the north and west sides, Air Force officials said in a statement. The South Base portion of the military facility was closed Tuesday to everyone...

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