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San Antonio Fire burning on Vandenberg property burns 110 acres, forward progress stopped

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Firefighters responded to a vegetation fire that broke out on the side of Highway 1 on Vandenberg Air Force Base property Wednesday afternoon.

The San Antonio Fire has burned 110 acres and is 10 percent contained, but forward progress was stopped Wednesday evening, fire officials said.

The fire was first reported around 12:40 p.m. off Highway 1 near the intersection with San Antonio Road.

Large flames and plumes of smoke were visible from the highway.

The fire burned on Vandenberg Air Force Base property. Santa Barbara County Fire Department sent resources to aid in the response.

No evacuations were ordered and no structures were threatened on the base property, but some building were evacuated out of an abundance of caution, Vandenberg officials said.

According to the California Highway Patrol online incident log, smoke from the fire is affecting traffic. CHP has requested Caltrans to close one of the northbound lanes of the highway from San Antonio Road West to San Antonio Road East.

Air support made phos-chek drops to slow the spread of the fire.

Early in the afternoon, fire officials reported that the fire hd burned about 10 acres. By 4:30 p.m., the fire had grown to 110 acres before forward progress had stopped.

Some resources were released, but other would remain on the scene throughout the evening, Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesman Mike Eliason said.

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