​Whether the Weather will Redirect? 

At 6:30 A.M.

LAKE FIRE Size: 31,359 acres Containment: 65%
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/.


Date Started: June 17, 2015, 3:52 P.M.

      Size: 31,359 acres

Containment: 65 percent

      Cause: under investigation

Estimated Cost to Date: $34                                         million

      Injuries: 5

Total Personnel: 1,714

      Residences Burned: 1

Committed 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 activities.

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.

Traffic Safety

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 campground closures.