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   State Route 38 REOPENS 

  With Advisement  


  United States Forest Service (USFS)

  San Bernardino County Office of

 Emergency Services 


Caltrans District 8, in unified command with fire and law enforcement agencies, reopened State Route 38 (SR-38) at 8:00 A.M.  Saturday morning, June 27.

State Route 38 Thursday June 18th, at approximately 3:00 A.M. due to the Lake Fire incident in the San Bernardino National Forest. The Lake Fire began June 17 at 4:00 P.M.  The latest updates from the United States Forest Service (USFS) and San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services, state that the Lake Fire has burned over 30,000 acres and is 40% contained.

Motorists are advised that the speed limit is reduced in various locations on SR-38 in the fire area for emergency responders as they continue fire operations.  


Please be advised that access to connecting roadways on the south side of SR-38 are limited. Caltrans urges motorists to continue to use SR- 330 and SR-18 as alternate routes to Big Bear Valley, to alleviate excess traffic on SR-38 until the fire incident has been closed. 

Information for re-entry and access points can be found at:

This commuter alert will only be updated and emailed during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.

Please follow any after hour road updates on Caltrans Twitter account at For traffic information go to Caltrans Quick Map at:

For fire information go to: