Latest Update on Lake Fire June 21, 2015 8 a.m.

Forest Service flogoThe Lake Fire has grown to 16,136 acres and is at 15 percent containment. No structures have been destroyed but 500 are threatened. The estimated cost of the fire has risen to $3,200,000.

Firefighters continue to work in rough terrain and dense fuels (bushes, trees, ect.). Most of the fire-line has been built along Hwy. 38 and crews are making good progress in the Heart Bar area. Cabins and organizations camps in the Barton Flats area are intact.

The southern perimeter of the Lake Fire is in the high peaks of the San Gorgonio Wilderness. Fire within the wilderness is low intensity which allows hand crews to be flown into Anderson Peak. Inserting crews into this area will provide for hand-line construction in very difficult terrain.

The Pacific Crest Trail is the eastern perimeter of the fire. The fire has not moved beyond the Pacific Crest Trail and it is moving, very little, into the area of Hell For Sure Canyon.

Evacuations remain in effect for all areas east of Angelus Oaks including Barton Flats, Seven Oaks, Rainbow Lake, Heart Bar and all cabins and campgrounds in the South Fork area.

 

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