< Back to All News

Fire Starting At Beale Scorches 867 Acres

A vegetation fire that began on Beale Air Force Base property Sunday afternoon scorched 867 unpopulated acres. About 300 acres that went up in smoke was on base property, with the remainder outside the base. Cal Fire spokesperson Mary Eldridge says, with the help of base personnel, they managed to get the blaze 100% contained by early evening, or in about 5 hours…

click to listen to Mary Eldridge

Eldridge says no structures were threatened and there were no injuries. The fire originated near the northeast Grass Valley entrance to the base, on Chuck Yeager Road. The cause is unknown. Units from Wheatland, Olivehurst, Smartsville, Penn Valley, and Placer County also responded.

KNCO Web Comments Guidelines

  1. Keep it clean. Comments with inappropriate language, no matter how cleverly spelled or decorated will not be posted.
  2. Comments on the way the story was written or misspelled words will be passed on to the story authors and not posted.
  3. Please use your real name. Anonymous comments or comments posted using a fake name or web handle may not be posted.
  4. Please use your real email address so we can contact you.
  5. No flaming. Any comments that are primarily of a name calling finger pointing nature may not be posted.
  6. The comment section is not a right it is a privilege. KNCO retains all rights as to what is posted on its website.

Leave A Comment



* captcha