One fire ignites another |

One fire ignites another

A fire at Beale Air Force Base burned about 150 acres of grassland Tuesday after igniting from the site of a smaller blaze earlier in the day.

No structures or base equipment were lost in the fire, which was reported at 2:23 p.m. and contained at 3 p.m., according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The fire shared the same area of origin as the earlier incident, which possibly sparked the larger fire, a Beale spokesman said.

CDF air tankers dropped retardant on the fire, and CDF and base equipment were used on the blaze, CDF Capt. Mike DiMaggio said.

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