‚Äč  Southern California interagency

Incident Management Team 1

 

 John Miller

 Public Affairs

 San Bernardino National Forest

Lake Fire Update  June 22, 2015

8:00 P.M.

 

Acres Burned:

17,405

      Structures Threatened:  

500

Containment:

24%

Structures Destroyed:

0

Fire Started:

June 17, 2015

Injuries:

3

Cause:

Under Investigation

 

 

Engines:

118

Crews:

44

Helicopters:

17  (7-T1/8-T2/2-T3)

Fixed Wing:(4 airtankers, 4 guide planes)

8

Water Tenders:

16

Dozers:

5

 

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 public use

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.

Closures:

-        Highway 38 from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams.

-        Jenks Lake Road

-        Maple Lane in Big Bear Lake (for fire equipment movement)

-        All hiking trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness

-        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. 

Fire Information (909) 383-5688 and inciweb.nwcg.gov (Lake Fire)