Vandenberg Fire Department responds to Lompoc fire

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  • By Airman 1st Class Wesley Carter
  • 30th Space Wing Public Affairs
Vandenberg's fire department responded to a 250 acre fire in Lompoc at around 2 p.m. on Aug. 20.

The fire started around Beattie Park and spread to Highway 1 where it threatened 15 ranches on Jalama Road and five more homes on Santa Rosa Road, said Vandenberg Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Smith.

"A possible evacuation warning was issued to the home, but not an actual evacuation," Chief Smith said.

The Vandenberg fire department responded to the fire with two engines, two bull dozers, a water tender and a crew that consisted of a battalion chief and 17 members of the base's Hot Shots fire fighting team, Chief Smith said.

"The Hot Shots continued their efforts, along with Lompoc and Santa Barbara County Fire Departments, today," Chief Smith said. "The fire is expected to dissipate at around 6 p.m.," Chief Smith said.

Cause of the fire is under investigation.