Latest Information on “Lake Fire”: Friday, June 19

From the U.S. Forest Service: Lake Fire Update as of 8 a.m. on Friday, June 19

The fire has burned 11,000 acres, 400 structures are threatened but none have been lost.

The fire continues to burn in the eastern San Bernardino Mountains near the San Gorgonio Wildnerness.

Firefighters are focusing their efforts to prevent the fire from crossing Hwy 38. Ten engines and a bulldozer are patrolling in the Morongo Valley and Pioneer town areas today (Friday, June 19, 2015).

Last night fire crews directly attacked the fire’s edge and protected structures.

Hwy. 38 remains closed from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams. Jenks Lake Road is closed. Evacuations includes 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 center needs.

All hiking trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area are closed due to the proximity of the fire to them. The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Whitewater Preserve to Onyx Summit.

SoCal Team 1, a federal inter-agency fire team,is managing the fire and has set up the Incident Command Post at Big Bear High School. Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s and CalFire are working together in a unified command.

 

 

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