‚Äč SATURDAY June 20th UPDATE Lake  Fire 


Photography by Dave Stone, Big Bear Lake   


Southern California Interagency

Incident Management Team 1 

Lake Fire Update 8:00 A.M. 

Fire Started: June 17, 2015

Acres Burned: 15,000 Structures Threatened:   400

Containment: 10%

Structures Destroyed: 0

Injuries: 0

Cause: Under Investigation

Engines: 91 Crews: 31

Helicopters: 16  (7-T1/7-T2/2-T3) Fixed Wing:(2 lead plane,

Water Tenders: 6 Dozers: 5 

Total personnel assigned to the Fire: 1343

Estimated Cost: $1,201,004

In the San Bernardino Mountains , Big Bear Valley, Calif., June 20, 2015 at 8:00 A.M. Fire Fighters continue fighting the Lake Fire in the eastern San Bernardino Mountains working in rough terrain and dense fuels with acreage at 15,000 and containment at 10 percent.

Last night, night operations continued to strengthen fire line along State Route -38, in the Heart Bar drainage and near the San Gorgonio Wilderness.

Fire activity increased last night compared to previous evenings. There was a 40 acre run on the southern fire perimeter that has been contained. Active fire is occurring on the southwest perimeter near Shields and Anderson Peaks.  There is  heavy aircraft activity in this area.  

The San Bernardino Mountains are currently under a heat advisory until 7:00 P.M. Sunday. Smoke continues to impact the surrounding areas. 

Residents affected by the smoke can check air quality information at:  www.aqmd.gov or www.mdaqmd.ca.gov

State Route-38 remains closed from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams. Jenks Lake Road is closed. Evacuations include: Areas east of Angelus Oaks including: Barton Flats, Seven Oaks, Rainbow Lane, Heart Bar, and all cabins and campgrounds in the South Fork area.

The American Red Cross has a standby location to address any future sheltering or evacuation.

All hiking trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area are closed due to fire proximity. 

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is closed from Whitewater Preserve to Onyx Summit. 

Contact: Fire Information (909) 383-5688 

Information is also available at inciweb.nwcg.gov reference Lake Fire

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