At 6:30 A.M.
LAKE FIRE Size: 31,359 acres
All evacuations have been lifted.
All areas affected by the fire remain closed to recreation purposes.
LAKE FIRE Update, July 1,
2015, 8:00 A.M.
Fire Information: (909) 383-5688, 6:00
AM to 6:00 PM, http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.
Started: June 17, 2015, 3:52 P.M.
Cost to Date: $34 million
Resources: 50 crews, 64
engines, 2 dozers, 11 water tenders, 19 helicopters, 1 air attack
Current Fire Situation
Wilderness areas of
the fire continue to be the priority in containment efforts. Crews will take
advantage of the increase in moisture and extinguish interior hotspots 100 to
200 feet from the perimeter. In the secured areas, the suppression repair and
rehabilitation crews will continue to repair the damaged infrastructure and
repair the containment lines. Crews are using heavy equipment, chippers, and
handcrews to accelerate the landscape’s recovery from the suppression
activities. Lake Fire resources will be available to assist the Forest with
initial attack for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday activities.
Photo courtesy of U S Forest Service
Because the fire
perimeter in the wilderness continues to hold pockets of heat, one of Tuesday’s
priorities was to bring crews into the wilderness. Favorable weather provided
crews the opportunity to construct fireline directly on the fire’s perimeter in
many areas of the fire. Helicopter bucket drops were instrumental in assisting
crews on the ground in suppressing pockets of high heat. The suppression repair
and rehabilitation crews made excellent progress in the Rainbow Lane area.
Crews are continuing to repair roads that were damaged during suppression
Weather & Fire Behavior
There is a chance of
thunderstorms for the fire area today. Any rain from these storms would assist
the firefighting efforts. However, the outflow winds and lightning associated
with the thunderstorms continue to pose a safety concern to the firefighters.
There will be minimal fire behavior today with the expected weather. Analysts
observed only six areas of heat between the control line and 200 feet into the
fire perimeter. Last night’s rain had minimal effect on hotspots inside the
fire’s perimeter. Smoke from the wilderness areas of the fire will continue to
be visible as heavy fuels continue to burn.
Fire 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.
The public should
call the Serrano campground office (909-866-8550) with questions regarding