Wildfire forces evacuation of on-base housing

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  • By SSgt Colville McFee
  • 9th Reconnaissance Wing

A wildfire impacting the installation began at approximately 2:30 p.m. resulting in a partial evacuation of base housing.

At this time, the base fire department is on scene with the assistance of Cal Fire and other local fire departments, and the fire has been contained. There are no structural damages of on-base facilities at this time.

Cal Fire has reported the fire began off base near the Vassar Lake Gate.

On-base residents in that area and the Youth Center have been alerted to evacuate to the Community Activity Center and the Harris Fitness Center.

Individuals that need to transit the installation are directed to avoid the Vassar Lake Gate, and should further avoid the Wheatland Gate unless absolutely necessary.

Questions regarding the fire can be directed to 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs at 9rw.pa@us.af.mil or 530-434-8867.