LAKE Fire 2nd Sunday
UPDATE: Sunday June
28 8:55 P.M.
LAKE FIRE SIZE: 30,716 Acres Containment: 55%
ALL EVACUATIONS LIFTED
Started: June 17, 2015, 3:52
Containment: 55 percent
to Date: $30 million Injuries: 4
Residences Burned: 1
crews, 94 engines, 7 dozers, 37 water tenders, 20 helicopters, 2 air attacks
PHOTO by Millener Productions
Fire Situation: Precipitation
on the fire today had minimal effect on firefighting efforts. Crews working on
the north side of the fire retreated temporarily while the thunderstorm passed,
returned to the area, and continued constructing line.
Work in the Three Sisters
Peaks area continued as planned as the firefighters secured the line in
heavy fuels and steep terrain. Larger dead and down fuels in the San
Gorgonio Wilderness are still retaining significant heat.
Sunday night, Fire Fighters
will camp out on the eastern fire line to eliminate travel to and from camp.
Early access to the area will allow the Fire Fighters to complete the control
line in that area sooner.
The damage assessment team reported the loss of a residence and three
out buildings in the Burns Canyon area.
The team will continue to
evaluate the fire area for further damage.
& Fire Behavior:
Scattered rain showers were
present over the fire area today, bringing up to a tenth of an inch of rain on
some parts of the fire. Incident meteorologists predict a 10 percent chance for
wetting rainfall overnight and the possibility of scattered thunderstorms.
Gusty and erratic winds are possible with any storm.
The rain and increase in
relative humidity had only a slight effect on fire behavior. Light
fuels, such as grasses, have responded to the increase in relative humidity and
precipitation; however, the precipitation has little effect on the larger dead
and down timber. Pockets of fuel continue to burn especially in areas that did
not burn in the 2006 Sawtooth and Millard Fire.
Special Notice :
Route 38 is open to through
traffic. Motorists may observe suppression repair crews and movement of heavy
equipment along the highway. Please be alert while traveling on State Route 38 and yield the right-of-way
to emergency personnel and vehicles.
: As a result of the
efforts on the fire, San Bernardino
County Sheriff, in conjunction with unified command, has lifted the
evacuation order for Burns Canyon residents. At this time there are no
evacuation orders in effect in connection with the Lake Fire.