Thank you to Cheryl Nagy for this Situation Summary Report on the Lake Fire. This report is from 3:30 p.m. on the fire that began on June 17. Per the U.S. Forest Service the fire had little change last night and it has burned 31,359 acres in size and it is burning in timber and grass. It is now 65 percent contained.
The fire is smoldering and creeping with isolated tree torching and occasional small uphill runs. No perimeter growth was reported on the fire.Special use camps remain closed to campers and camps are accessible for staff members only to conduct maintenance work.
Campgrounds along Hwy. 38 will remain closed through July 9 including: Barton Flats, San Gorgonio, South Fork, Skyline, Council, Heart Bar, Oso, Lobo, Heart Bar Equestrian, Wildhorse Equestrian, Coon Creek Cabin, Coon Creek Yellow-post sites and Mission Springs.
For campground reservation cancellations and refunds call the reservation service number at (877) 444-6777.
Owners of cabins administered by the U.S. Forest Service are allowed to access their structures during the daytime, but overnight stays are not authorized at this time. This include all cabins in the Barton Flats, Stetson Creek, Round Cienega, Severn Oaks, Lost Creek, South Fork and Fish Creek tracts.
The Barton Flats, Greyback Amphitheatre and Jenks Lake Day Use site are all closed.
The following roads in the lower Santa Ana River Area are closed due to flood risk below the burned areas: 2N93, 2N06, 1N54, 1N94, 1N09, 1N72, 1N45 and 1N03.
Special Use camps remain closed to campers. Camps are accessible for staff only to conduct maintenance.