New Sterling Fire in San Bernardino and Update on Lake Fire

The Sterling Fire that began today at approximately 6:30 p.m. is located at the top of Sterling Avenue in San Bernardino.  The fire is located east of Del Rosa Avenue. Cal-Fire, the City of San Bernardino and the U.S. Forest Service are responding with bulldozers, engines and crews. Additional resources have been requested from the Lake Fire. This is a wildfire at the top of Sterling Avenue in San Bernardino. The Sterling Fire has grown to 50 acres in size. It was reported at 6:30 p.m. The total personnel on the fire (at 7:30 p.m.) totaled 75 and the fire had grown through the brush to 50 acres.

Lake Fire Update: June 25, 8:56 p.m.-The increased fire activity in the eastern area of the fire prompted mandatory evacuations in the communities of Burns Canyon and Rimrock. A voluntary evacuation was put into place for Pioneertown. The communities of Lake Williams, Erwin Lake and Baldwin Lake are under an alert for possible evacuations.

Tonight’s temperatures (June 25) will be 64 to 72 degrees with a relative humidity of 25 percent. There are 1,874 firefighters assigned to the fire. The northern perimeter of the fire was active today and it progress north to the Heartbreak Ridge area. Crews are constructing direct fire-line and using bulldozers to control the fire. The fire also moved to the east. Topography and wind are driving this fire.

The number of structures that are threatened total 7,390. There have been four injuries. At 8 p.m. there were 153 engines, nine air tankers and crews, eight bulldozers, and 16 water tenders on scene.

At 8:56 p.m. the fire attack included 18 helicopters, for air attack planes, 54 crews, 16 water tenders and eight bulldozers.

Evacuations continue in all areas east of Angelus Oaks including Barton Flats, Seven Oaks, Rainbow Lane, Heart Bar and all cabins and campgrounds in the South Fork area and to the east, Burns Camp. Pioneertown is under a voluntary evacuation and Lake Williams, Erwin Lake and Baldwin Lake are under an alert.






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