A structure fire started at approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday at a Civil Engineering Squadron Building here.
Beale Air Force Base firefighters, along with several cooperating agencies from the surrounding area responded to the scene and have the fire under control. Beale firefighters and emergency response crews remain on scene to extinguish any spot fires.
The building had one occupant at the time of the fire and was safely evacuated. One Beale firefighter was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.
The building sustained heavy damage. Civil Engineer Squadron employees are being housed at temporary facilities until a permanent location can be established.
The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time, but an investigation will be conducted to determine the cause.
"We are thankful for the quick response to this incident by Beale Airmen and emergency response crews from the local community," said Col. Phil Stewart, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander. "Most of all we are thankful no one was seriously injured. We are a close-knit family and when an incident like this occurs, every member of the Air Force feels it. We will continue to maintain mission readiness and rebuild from this loss."
"I'd also like to thank the 940th Wing personnel for assisting with the fire response as well as the surrounding communities including Linda, Wheatland, Marysville and other firefighting agencies who lent their support to extinguish the fire", said Stewart. "I'm deeply thankful for the support the local community provides on a daily basis."
More information may be released as it becomes available.
Also, more photos will be posted on www.beale.af.mil and our Facebook page later today.