4, 2015, 8:00 A.M.
Information: (909) 383-5688, 8:00 AM to 6:00 P.M. http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
Date Started: June 17, 2015
Time: 3:52 P.M.
Size: 31,359 acres
Containment: 90 percent
Cause: under investigation
Estimated Cost to Date:
Total Personnel: 963
Residences Burned: 1
Committed Resources: 26 crews, 24
engines, 1 dozer, 5 water tenders, 9 helicopters, 1 air attack
Current Fire Situation
the fire is increasingly contained, many nonessential personnel and equipment
will be demobilized from the incident. A core group of firefighters and support
personnel will remain to mop-up and patrol, and complete fire-suppression
repair. Unstaffed areas of the fire will continue to be monitored by air.
Incident Management Team 5, under the command of Mike Minton, would like to thank
cooperators and community members for their support throughout the suppression
efforts. Tomorrow morning at 6:00, the team will transfer command of the Lake
Fire to a local Type 3 organization. The incident command post (ICP) at Big
Bear High School will be dismantled tomorrow, and a much smaller ICP will be
established for the Type 3 team at Blue Sky Meadows.
A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team has been working in the
fire area this week. The BAER team’s primary function is to evaluate the burn
area for short-term emergency rehabilitation needs. The team focuses on areas
that pose an imminent threat to human life and safety, property, and critical
natural or cultural resources on the National Forest. Based on the burned area
report, the BAER team will take immediate action to implement emergency
stabilization measures before the first major storm.
Evidence of a resilient forest at Jenks
Lake area. By Cody Skinner
efforts include building water bars, chipping large concentrations of slash
from dozer line construction, pulling berms, and obscuring turnouts that were
created by heavy equipment.
BAER team will host a media event Sunday, July 5 at 9:00 A.M. at the Barton
Flats visitor center. The team’s scientists will explain how the soils were
affected by the Lake Fire.
weather is trending hotter and drier this weekend with temperatures expected to
be in the mid-70s and 80s and the relative humidity around 25 percent. Adequate
resources are available through the holiday weekend to handle any initial
attack of a new fire start.
crews and helicopters will continue to be visible to the public throughout the
holiday weekend. Motorists may observe
movement of firefighting vehicles along State Route 38. Please be alert while traveling on the highway and yield the
right-of-way to emergency personnel and vehicles.
public should call California Land
Management’s Serrano Campground office (909-866-8550) with questions
regarding campground closures.