Vegetation fire burned hundreds of acres on Beale Air Force Base land, 100% contained

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BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (KTXL) — Firefighters battled a vegetation fire on Beale Air Force Base land.

The fire, dubbed the Valley Fire, had burned 500 to 600 acres by 5 p.m. Wednesday and was 100% contained by 7:30 p.m, according to Cal Fire.

Fire officials said the blaze began as a scheduled burn but wind high speeds caused the fire to spread further than intended, destroying an additional 400 acres.

Travis Air Force Base sent out a press release saying six prescribed burns had been scheduled to start Wednesday to help prevent fires on the base and the surrounding area.

Fire officials said the controlled burns happened between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The base is located just east of Marysville in Yuba County.

This story is developing. Check back for more updates.

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