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Col. Heather Fox, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander at the base, said all residents were cleared to go back home.
Firefighters were still in the area mopping up any spot fires, Col. Fox said.
Media Operations Chief Kathryn Miller told FOX40 no structures were damaged by the fire.
Original story below:
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (KTXL) — A fire near Beale Air Force Base has prompted evacuations, base officials said Tuesday afternoon.
Cal Fire said the vegetation fire had burned 40 to 50 acres and was 20% contained by 3:20 p.m.
Base officials told those who live west of Camp Beale Highway to evacuate and head to the Harris Fitness Center and Recce Point Club.
Children who were at the base’s youth center were also evacuated and officials told parents of Lone Tree Elementary students to pick up their children from school. Col. Heather Fox, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, said Bear River Middle School students were taken to the community center and Wheatland High School students were sent to the library to be picked up by their parents.
Cal Fire did not say how the fire was caused.
This story is developing. Check back for updates.