August 17, 2008
Fire Contained at Calif. Air Force Base
Firefighters said Sunday they have contained a seven-alarm blaze at Travis Air Force Base northeast of Oakland, Calif., which burned 80 unoccupied homes.
The fire consumed an entire subdivision of former base housing that was slated for demolition and threatened 300 other buildings on the 66-year-old military facility before it was contained, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
"The fire has entirely been limited to these unoccupied homes," Fairfield Fire Department spokeswoman Morgan Yahnke told the Chronicle. "There have been no evacuations."