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Bear Creek Fire update

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Bear Creek wildfire that erupted here at approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, has now burned through more than 400 acres. Approximately 150 firefighters and emergency responders are attempting to contain the blaze with three ground-hand crews, 28 fire engines, seven bulldozers, three helicopters and two fixed-wing aerial tankers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Luke Thelen)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Bear Creek wildfire that erupted here at approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, has now burned through more than 400 acres. Approximately 150 firefighters and emergency responders are attempting to contain the blaze with three ground-hand crews, 28 fire engines, seven bulldozers, three helicopters and two fixed-wing aerial tankers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Luke Thelen)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Bear Creek wildfire that erupted here at approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, has now burned through more than 400 acres. Approximately 150 firefighters and emergency responders are attempting to contain the blaze with three ground-hand crews, 28 fire engines, seven bulldozers, three helicopters and two fixed-wing aerial tankers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Luke Thelen)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Bear Creek wildfire that erupted here at approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, has now burned through more than 400 acres. Approximately 150 firefighters and emergency responders are attempting to contain the blaze with three ground-hand crews, 28 fire engines, seven bulldozers, three helicopters and two fixed-wing aerial tankers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Luke Thelen)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Bear Creek wildfire that erupted here at approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, has now burned through more than 400 acres. Approximately 150 firefighters and emergency responders are attempting to contain the blaze with three ground-hand crews, 28 fire engines, seven bulldozers, three helicopters and two fixed-wing aerial tankers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Luke Thelen)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Bear Creek wildfire that erupted here at approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, has now burned through more than 400 acres. Approximately 150 firefighters and emergency responders are attempting to contain the blaze with three ground-hand crews, 28 fire engines, seven bulldozers, three helicopters and two fixed-wing aerial tankers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Luke Thelen)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Bear Creek Fire here was estimated to be nearing 150 acres in size and growing at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, according to 30th Space Wing officials. The fire is expected to continue to grow while the Vandenberg Fire Department assesses the most advantageous and safe area to fight the fire effectively, according to a spokesperson from the department. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Bear Creek Fire here was estimated to be nearing 150 acres in size and growing at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, according to 30th Space Wing officials. The fire is expected to continue to grow while the Vandenberg Fire Department assesses the most advantageous and safe area to fight the fire effectively, according to a spokesperson from the department. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Dry brush burns on South Base here Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. The Bear Creek Fire has burned through more than 400 acres according to the base’s emergency responders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Dry brush burns on South Base here Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. The Bear Creek Fire has burned through more than 400 acres according to the base’s emergency responders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Col. Richard Boltz, 30th Space Wing commander, gets a briefing before flying in a helicopter to view the Bear Creek Fire that burned through approximately 400 acres here Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. Approximately 150 firefighters and emergency responders are attempting to contain the blaze with three ground-hand crews, 28 fire engines, seven bulldozers, three helicopters and two fixed-wing aerial tankers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Col. Richard Boltz, 30th Space Wing commander, gets a briefing before flying in a helicopter to view the Bear Creek Fire that burned through approximately 400 acres here Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. Approximately 150 firefighters and emergency responders are attempting to contain the blaze with three ground-hand crews, 28 fire engines, seven bulldozers, three helicopters and two fixed-wing aerial tankers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – More than 400 acres of base property burns while fire crews attempt to put it out here Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. Firefighters are working to control where the fire burns, as the area involved is known to contain unexploded ordnance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – More than 400 acres of base property burns while fire crews attempt to put it out here Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. Firefighters are working to control where the fire burns, as the area involved is known to contain unexploded ordnance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Col. Richard Boltz, 30th Space Wing commander, looks down upon more than 400 acres of base property that has burned here in the Bear Creek Fire on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. Approximately 150 firefighters and emergency responders are working to contain the blaze, which is slowing down in growth due to dying winds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Col. Richard Boltz, 30th Space Wing commander, looks down upon more than 400 acres of base property that has burned here in the Bear Creek Fire on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. Approximately 150 firefighters and emergency responders are working to contain the blaze, which is slowing down in growth due to dying winds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- In an attempt to contain the Bear Creek Fire, a helicopter dumps water over the flames here Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. Approximately 150 firefighters and emergency responders are working to contain the fire which broke out at 1 p.m. on south base near Space Launch Complex 3. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Ashley Reed)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- In an attempt to contain the Bear Creek Fire, a helicopter dumps water over the flames here Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. Approximately 150 firefighters and emergency responders are working to contain the fire which broke out at 1 p.m. on south base near Space Launch Complex 3. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Ashley Reed)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- No structures are currently threatened in the Bear Creek wild fire here that has now burned more than 400 acres today according to emergency operations personnel.

Due to quick action by crews, defensive measures were put in place to protect the approximately six buildings that were threatened earlier by the fire which started on South Base at approximately 1 p.m. today.

Multiple power poles that supply main power to south base have burned. Impact of the loss of the power poles has not been assessed. There are no reported injuries or other damage at this time.

Firefighters are working to control where the fire burns, as the area involved is known to contain unexploded ordnance.

Approximately 150 firefighters and emergency responders are working to contain the blaze, which is slowing down in growth due to dying winds. Emergency personnel are fighting the fire with 28 fire engines, seven fire dozers, three helicopters and two fixed-wing aerial tankers.

More information will be released as it becomes available.