Incident Management Team 1
San Bernardino National Forest
Lake Fire Update June 22,
Wing:(4 airtankers, 4 guide planes)
Estimated Cost: $6,900,000
Total Fire personnel
assigned to the Fire 1932
Big Bear Valley, California, June 22, 2015 – Monday cooler
temperatures have helped firefighters on the 17,405 acre Lake Fire in the San
Bernardino Mountains with containment of 24 percent.
Most of the activity occurred in the northeast fire boundary today. The fire
spotted out in the 1N02C area east of Coon Creek and near the Pacific Crest
Trail, burning down into an inaccessible drainage and put out a large column of
smoke mid-afternoon. Active burning was
restricted to this area of the fire and additional fire lines were
established. Good progress has been made removing hazardous trees and mopping up in the Barton
Flats area although stump holes and hot spots remain. The fire line has been
well-established parallel to Highway 38 however, due to
continued heavy fire-related traffic, State Highway 38 will remain closed to
Although there are hotspots along 10,000 Foot Ridge on the southern fire
perimeter, minimal fire activity has been observed. Fire line construction near
the top of Big Falls Creek in the Forest Falls is nearing completion and an
afternoon reconnaissance flight observed one small smoke in the southeastern
portion of the fire.
The fire perimeter is currently 6 air miles from Big Bear, 11 air miles from
Pioneertown and 9 air miles from Morongo Valley.
The night-time fire weather will be warm and dry. Highest humidity expected is 30 percent. The evening low temperature will be 58
degrees. Light winds of 4 mph are predicted with 7 mph on ridge-tops with gusts
up to 10 mph.
Highway 38 from Angelus Oaks to Lake
Jenks Lake Road
Maple Lane in Big Bear Lake (for fire
All hiking trails into the San Gorgonio
Pacific Crest Trail from Whitewater Preserve
to Onyx Summit Evacuations remain in effect:
All areas east of Angelus Oaks including:
Barton Flats, Seven Oaks, Rainbow Lane, Heart Bar, and all cabins and campgrounds
in the South Fork area.
(909) 383-5688 and inciweb.nwcg.gov (Lake Fire)