Beale, Yuba County

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  • Incident Name: Beale, Yuba County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: CAL FIRE NEU
  • Size (acres): 450
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 18, 2016
  • Personnel: 50+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Beale, outside Beale Air Force Base in Yuba County. [UPDATE]Escaped from the base, burning in tall grass and brush.

August 18, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Firefighters will remain on the fire overnight to monitor. Approximately 400 acres have burned on Beale AFB ground, 50 acres outside the base perimeter.

August 18, 2016 at 6:19 PM

Mop-up operations are underway and will last for an additional two hours.

August 18, 2016 at 5:31 PM

Air Attack is leaving the fire and returning to Grass Valley.

August 18, 2016 at 5:18 PM

Tanker 88 has been released from the fire and is returning to Grass Valley, loaded.

August 18, 2016 at 5:14 PM

The acreage shown is the combined acreage on both Beale AFB and in the State Responsibilty Area (SRA).

August 18, 2016 at 5:06 PM

CAL FIRE photo

CAL FIRE photo

Washington Ridge Crew 3 will stay committed to the incident, WAR 5 is being released. Ground resources are nearing containment, but mop-up operations will take several hours.

August 18, 2016 at 5:04 PM

Air Attack is releasing Tanker 89 and is releasing the helicopter too. Tanker 88 is still committed to the fire.

August 18, 2016 at 4:42 PM

A total of 3 water tenders are responding to the fire, Washington Ridge Crew 5 is on scene.

August 18, 2016 at 4:39 PM

Tankers are building a box of retardant helping to contain the fire, Helicopter 909 is arriving on scene.

August 18, 2016 at 4:37 PM

Beale IC requests two additional water tenders to respond to an access road off Hammonton-Smartsville Road.

August 18, 2016 at 4:25 PM

Watch for heavy equipment on Hammonton-Smartsville Road.

August 18, 2016 at 4:20 PM

Tankers are working a finger at the head of the fire, helicopter will work any hot spots. The first tanker drops have slowed the progress of the fire. The resources dispatched to the fire have arrived.

August 18, 2016 at 4:17 PM

Air Attack is over the incident, tankers are inbound. Good progress made by ground resources, the fire is now burning at a slow rate of spread.

August 18, 2016 at 4:13 PM

The fire is burning at a moderate rate of spread, potential for 100 acres. No road closures or evacuations reported.

August 18, 2016 at 4:01 PM

The fire outside Beale’s perimeter is at 25-30 acres. Beale has authorized the tankers and air attack to access the fire.

August 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Firefighters will make access to the fire from the Doolittle Gate, watch for fire engines in the area!

August 18, 2016 at 3:54 PM

Firefighters en route to a fire coming off Beale Air Force Base.