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Default Air Force Logo AIR QUALITY ADVISORY - UPDATE
The 30th Medical Group continued conducting Air Quality checks on North Base throughout the night. The Reading currently is showing in the “Good” range on the Environmental Protection Agency Air Quality Index. Overnight, a few of the readings slightly reached into the “Moderate” range. In the “Moderate” range, smoke can be an irritant to eyes and
0 9/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo VANDENBERG AFB WILDLAND FIRE - UPDATE
As of 7:00 a.m., the Canyon Fire has burned 12,353 acres. The fire is now 50 percent contained and 1,056 firefighters from Vandenberg AFB, U.S. Forestry, Cal Fire, and Santa Barbara County Fire are combating the blaze.Crews saw very little growth in the fire overnight, due in part to the heavy marine layer and calm winds. This allowed ground teams
0 9/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo CANYON FIRE SUMMARY FOR SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
As of 11:00 p.m. on 20 September, base fire officials said the fire boundary is relatively stable. The fire continues to burn along portions of the south-east ridgelines, however fire teams assess these are not likely to spread beyond containment lines. Overnight tonight, a specially-equipped aircraft will survey the fire boundary to determine its
0 9/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo CANYON FIRE SUMMARY FOR SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Base fire officials said that as of 8:00 p.m. on 20 September, there are 1,056 firefighters from over 50 agencies battling the wildland fire on Vandenberg’s South Base that began September 17.  Officials estimate that the Canyon Fire is currently 12,000 acres and is 45% contained. Cooler weather aided fire crews with building containment lines
0 9/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo Medical Update - Air Quality
The 30th Medical Group has been conducting Air Quality checks on North Base at the fitness track, Child Development Center and Base Housing.  All readings have been in the "Good" range on the EPA Air Quality Index. This means the smoke is an irritant to eyes and nose, but does not pose a long term health hazard. If you become symptomatic please
0 9/20
2016
Default Air Force Logo VANDENBERG AFB CANYON FIRE PRESS CONFERENCE
There will be a press conference for local media regarding the Canyon Fire on South Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, today, Sept. 20 at 2:00 p.m. PDT. All media wishing to attend the press conference are encouraged to meet at the Santa Maria Main Gate on Hwy 1 and park in the Visitor Control Center parking lot. For updates please check the Vandenberg
0 9/20
2016
Default Air Force Logo VANDENBERG AFB WILDLAND FIRE - UPDATE
As of 7:30 a.m., the Canyon Fire has burned 10,542 acres. The fire is now 18 percent contained and 633 firefighters from Vandenberg AFB, U.S. Forestry, Cal Fire, and Santa Barbara County Fire are combatting the blaze.The fire was very active yesterday, growing by approximately 6,000 acres. Most of the growth was to the west and the north. However,
0 9/20
2016
Default Air Force Logo CREWS FIGHT VANDENBERG AFB WILDLAND FIRE - UPDATE
Base officials estimate that the fire has expanded to over 6000 acres. Approximately 600 firefighters from over 50 agencies are combating the blaze. This afternoon the fire intensified due to increased winds and terrain, which moved the flames closer to developed areas of South base and toward launch facilities. Officials evacuated this part of the
0 9/20
2016
Default Air Force Logo Medical Update - Air Quality
The 30th Medical Group is monitoring the air quality at Vandenberg AFB North Base. As of 5:20 p.m. today, the air quality on Vandenberg's North Base is normal. Air quality sampling will continue throughout the night.Individuals sensitive to smoke including children, pregnant women, the elderly, and individuals with heart and respiratory
0 9/19
2016
Default Air Force Logo CREWS FIGHT VANDENBERG AFB WILDLAND FIRE - UPDATE
Due to predicted expansion of the fire through the course of the day, we are limiting access on Vandenberg South Base to emergency personnel only.  Please refer to www.vandenberg.af.mil for the latest updates.
0 9/19
2016
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