A grass fire yesterday afternoon northeast of Wheatland forced evacuations in the area of Intanko Lake, including Beale Air Force Base. Forward progress of the blaze was stopped at 850 acres with one structure destroyed. No one was injured.
The Vassar Lake Gate will be closed until further notice.
Evacuation orders were lifted as of 7:00 last evening. The Wheatland Gate was already scheduled to be closed for maintenance today from 9:00 this morning until 4:00 this afternoon. The Schneider Gate is suggested as an alternative.
GRASS FIRE NEAR WHEATLAND FORCES EVACUATIONS