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Monday, June 29, 2015

CA-BDF- Lake Fire San Bernardino County 31,359 acres, 98% contained [Active Fire Maps] #CAFire

Lake Fire CA-BDF-007894 Jenks Lake Barton Flats area, San Bernardino County Jenks lake near Hwy 38 Barton Flats area, FRA

Evacuations 6-27-15 0800:  Repopulation of permanent residence in the evacuated areas is scheduled to commence at 1800 today.
All public roads, with the exception of National Forest roads within the Forest closure, are now open.
Road Closures 6-27-15 0800:  Highway 38 Reopened.

Update 7-6-15 0800: 31,359 acres, 98% Contained.
Type 3 organization (J. Winbigler-IC)
[There will be no additional reporting on this incident]
Update 7-5-15 0800: 31,359 acres, 90% Contained.  There was no perimeter growth.
A Type 3 organization (J. Winbigler-IC) assumed command at 0600 this morning.
Update 7-1-15 0800: 31,359 acres, 65% contained
Estimated Cost to Date: $34 million Injuries: 5 
Total Personnel: 1,714 
Committed Resources: 50 crews, 64 engines, 2 dozers, 11 water tenders, 19 helicopters, 1 air attack  

Current Fire Situation 
Wilderness areas of the fire continue to be the priority in containment efforts. Crews will take advantage of the increase in moisture and extinguish interior hotspots 100 to 200 feet from the perimeter. In the secured areas, the suppression repair and rehabilitation crews will continue to repair the damaged infrastructure and repair the containment lines. Crews are using heavy equipment, chippers, and handcrews to accelerate the landscape’s recovery from the suppression activities. Lake Fire resources will be available to assist the Forest with initial attack for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday activities. 
 Because the fire perimeter in the wilderness continues to hold pockets of heat, one of yesterday’s priorities was to bring crews into the wilderness. Favorable weather provided crews the opportunity to construct fireline directly on the fire’s perimeter in many areas of the fire. Helicopter bucket drops were instrumental in assisting crews on the ground in suppressing pockets of high heat. The suppression repair and rehabilitation crews made excellent progress in the Rainbow Lane area. Crews are continuing to repair roads that were damaged during suppression activities. 
Weather & Fire Behavior 
There is a chance of thunderstorms for the fire area today. Any rain from these storms would assist the firefighting efforts. However, the outflow winds and lightning associated with the thunderstorms continue to pose a safety concern to the firefighters. There will be minimal fire behavior today with the expected weather. Analysts observed only six areas of heat between the control line and 200 feet into the fire perimeter. Last night’s rain had minimal effect on hotspots inside the fire’s perimeter. Smoke from the wilderness areas of the fire will continue to be visible as heavy fuels continue to burn. 
Traffic Safety 
Fire crews and helicopters will continue to be visible to the public throughout the holiday weekend. Motorists may observe movement of firefighting vehicles along State Route 38. Please be alert while traveling on the highway and yield the right-of-way to emergency personnel and vehicles. 

Closures 

The public should call the Serrano campground office (909-866-8550) with questions regarding campground closures.
Update 6-30-15 1800: 31,359 acres, 65% contained, California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 (Minton) remains in command of the Lake fire and is in Unified Commandwith USFS and CALFIRE

Update 6-29-15 1800: 31,359 acres, 60% contained.

 Update 6-29-15 0800: 30,726 acres, 60% contained
California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 (Minton) remains in command of the Lake fire and is in Unified Command with USFS and CALFIRE.
Threats from the incident continue to decrease as favorable firefighting weather arrived over the fire, but a threat still remains for structures in areas of Rainbow, Lake Williams, and Erwin Lake
WX: 55°, Wind 0 RH 72% 

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Update 6-28-15 1800: 30,716 acres, 55% contained
California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 (Minton) remains in command of the Lake fire and is in Unified Command with USFS and CALFIRE
Repopulation of permanent residence in the evacuated areas is scheduled to commence at 1800 today.
All public roads, with the exception of National Forest roads within the Forest closure, are now open'
WX: Temp 70, Wind 0 RH 40%

Update 6-28-15 0800: 30,716 acres, 50% contained.
California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 (Minton) remains in command of the Lake fire and is in Unified Command with USFS and CALFIRE. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department exited Unified Command at 1800 on 06/27
Limited repopulation of permanent residence of Jenks Lake Loop and Barton Flats
WX: 57°, Wind 0 RH 51% 
Update 6-27-15 1900: 30,526 acres, 50% contained
California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 (Minton) remains in command of the Lake fire and is in Unified Command with USFS, CALFIRE, and SBSO
WX: Winds will transition to generally light overnight scattered clouds will persist overnight with a slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms. Relative humidity
recovery is expected to improve slightly.75°, Wind 0 RH 22%.
Update 6-27-15 0900: 30,526 acres, 40% contained
California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 (Minton) remains in command of the Lake fire and is in Unified Command with USFS, CALFIRE, and SBSO. San Bernardino County and Big Bear Fire Department have departed unified command as of 0600
WX: 50°, wind 0  RH 58%  
Update 6-26-15 1900: 30,526 acres, 20% contained
California Incident Management Team 5 (Minton) has assumed command Incident remains in Unified Command with USFS, CALFIRE, SBSO and Big Bear Fire Department.
A Moderate weather pattern has decreased fire activity but expect return to seasonal patterns in the next 24 hours, increasing expected fire behavior to levels seen in the past several days.
Challenges continue to be roll-out, steep topography, drought stressed and hazard trees, limited visibility for aircraft.

WX: 84°, wind SW 4 Gust 8 RH 20% mostly cloudy

CAL FIRE MORNING BRIEFING
Credit: Unknown CAL FIRE PIO
LAKE FIRE PROGRESSION MAP
Aircraft operations during the Lake Fire at SBD Tanker Base
AT105 Aero Tanker At San Bernardino Tanker Base. 
Credit: Ben Cottman Photography


LAKE FIRE PROGRESSION MAP


Update 6-26-15 0900: 29,813 acres, 19% contained
California Incident Management Team 5 (Minton)
assumed command at 0600 today
The incident remains in Unified Command with USFS, CALFIRE,
San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department and Big Bear Fire Department
82°, RH 23% wind 4
There is an increased risk of the fire crossing Hwy 38
Southern California Team 1 (Walker) transition meeting is scheduled for 1500 06/26

Update 6-25-15 1900: 25,599 acres, 19% contained

California Incident Management Team 5 (Minton) will assume command tomorrow at 0600

The incident remains in Unified Command with USFS, CALFIRE, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department and Big Bear Fire Department
Weather will remain warm and dry over the fire with gusty west winds in the afternoons and south east winds overnight. Instability will increase over the next three days with the 
possibility of monsoonal moisture by late weekend, Winds have spread the fire into a position that threatens Lake Williams and Erwin Lake area.
wx: 94°, RH 22% wind NW 12
There is an increased risk of the fire crossing Hwy 38
Update 6-25-15 0900:  23,199 acres, 21% contained. 
The incident remains in Unified Command with USFS, CALFIRE,
San Bernardino Sheriffs Department and Big Bear Fire Department
California Incident management Team 5 has been mobilized
to this incident with a tentative in briefing at 1500 today at Big Bear High School
The San Bernardino County Sherriff Department has initiated mandatory evacuation for the Burns Canyon and Rimrock areas.
Pioneertown is now under a voluntary evacuation
5,712 residences, 1,428 residential/commercial structures threatened in areas of Rainbow,
Lake Williams, Erwin Lake, Camp Oaks, Sugar Loaf and Baldwin.
500 structures in the areas of Jenks Lake, Barton Flats, Angelus Oaks still remain threatened
Road closures will remain in place to support crews improving control.
There is a threat to high-value communications sites in the onyx summit
Challenges continue to be roll-out, steep topography, drought stressed fuels and hazard limited visibility for aircraft.

Update 6-24-15 2000: 20,875 acres, 27% contained.(19% increase from yesterday) The incident remains in Unified Command with USFS (Walker IMT2), CALFIRE, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department and as of 1500 today Big Bear Fire Department entered into Unified Command. CA IMT 5 (Minton) has been mobilized. 5,712 residences, 1,428 residential/commercial structures threatened in areas of Rainbow, Lake Williams, Erwin Lake, Camp Oaks, Sugar Loaf and Baldwin. Challenges continue to be roll-out, steep topography, drought stressed fuels and hazard limited visibility for aircraft.

43 At San Bernardino Tanker Base-Ben Cottman #LakeFire
Aircraft operations during the Lake Fire at SBD Tanker Base
AT43 At San Bernardino Tanker Base. 

Credit: Ben Cottman Photography
Galactic Flames - Aaron Keigher


Galactic Flames Big Bear, CA
Credit: 
Aaron Keigher


Update 6-24-15 1900: 18,875 acres, 38% contained

The incident remains in Unified Command with USFS (Walker IMT2), CALFIRE, and San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department
500 structures, special use cabins, historical cabins, and camps in Jenks Lake, Barton Flats, Angelus Oaks still remain closed.
Highway 38 remains closed from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams.
Update on acreage due to the most recent NIROPS flight and mapping.

Lake Fire
Credit: Ilvy Njiokiktjien ‏@ilvynjio 4h



Update 6-24-15 1800:  20,875 acres, 27% contained

The incident remains in Unified Command with USFS (Walker IMT2), CALFIRE, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department and as of 1500 today Big Bear Fire Department entered into Unified Command.

5,712 residences, 1,428 residential/commercial structures threatened in areas of Rainbow, Lake Williams, Erwin Lake, Camp Oaks, Sugar Loaf and Baldwin.
Challenges continue to be roll-out, steep topography, drought stressed fuels and hazard limited visibility for aircraft.
Update 6-23-15 0800:  17,525 acres, 33% contained
A demobilization plan has been established for excess resources
The incident remains in Unified Command with USFS (Walker IMT2), CALFIRE, and San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.
500 structures, special use cabins, historical cabins, and camps in Jenks Lake, Barton Flats, Angeles Oaks still remain closed. An additional 500 structures could be threatened over the next 24 hours
Highway 38 remains closed from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams.

Update 6-23-15 0800: 17,405 acres, 30% contained, As of 0800 today San Bernardino County Fire is no longer part of the incident unified command

Update 6-22-15 1800: 17,405 acres, 24% contained
The incident remains in Unified Command with USFS (Walker IMT2), CALFIRE,
San Bernardino County Fire, and San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department
Highway 38 remains closed from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams.

Update 6-21-15 1100: 16,136 acres, 15% Contained
The incident remain in Unified Command with USFS (Walker), CALFIRE,
and San Bernardino County Fire and San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department
Highway 38 remains closed from Angels Oaks to Lake Williams

Update 6-21-15 0900: 16,000 acres, 15% Contained
The incident remain in Unified Command with USFS (Walker), CALFIRE,
and San Bernardino County Fire and San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department
Highway 38 remains closed from Angels Oaks to Lake Williams

Lake Fire Map 7-20-15


Update 6-20-15 1100: 15,000 acres, 10% Contained

Unified Command with USFS (Walker), CALFIRE, and San Bernardino County Fire and San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, Incident is being managed by at Type 3 organization. With a Type 2 team on order, in briefing held at 1000 today and transition at 1800.



Update 6-20-15 0800: 13,000 acres, 10% Contained, SoCal Team 1(Walker) ,San Bernardino County Fire, CALFIRE and San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office in unified command



Update 6-19-15 0800: 11,000 acres, 10% Contained
CAL FIRE has entered Unified Command with USFS and San Bernardino County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments

Update 6-18-15 0800: 7500 acres, 5 % Contained. CAL FIRE is entering into Unified Command at 1800 hrs due to threat to State DPA

Update 6-18-15 0800: 1500 acres, 5% Contained
Extreme fire behavior, rapid rate of spread, fire spotting 1-2 miles out.
Immediate structure threat to 150 structures.
Mandatory evacuations in effect for Jenks Lake Loop, Hart Bar, and all cabins and campgrounds in the South Fork area.
Hard closure on Hwy 38 between Angelus Oaks and Lake Williams.

Update 6-18-15 0800: The Lake Fire was reported just before 4:00 pm on June 17, 2015. It is burning east of Camp de Benneville Pines south of Jenks Lake Road. Highway 38 is closed between Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams. Jenks Lake Road is closed as well. The San Gorgonio Wilderness is closed. 
The cause of the fire is under investigation. It is approximately 1,500 acres in size and burning in timber. It is currently 5% contained. Structures are threatened. 
Evacuations include:  Areas east of Angelus Oaks, Onyx Summit, Barton Flats, Seven Oaks, and homes off of Rainbow Lane. 
120 people from Camp de Benneville Pines, 1 person from Camp Ta Ta Pochon, 24 people from Camp Alpine Meadows, 23 people from Camp Edwards, and 10 people from Camp Tulakes. Children from the camps were bused to Citrus Valley High School in Redlands to be reunited with their parents.
All Hiking Trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area have been closed due to the proximity of the fire to many hiking trails. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is closed from Whitewater Preserve to Onyx Summit.
Resources include:
11 engines
5 air tankers
5 helicopters (including night-flying)
1 air attack plane
2 crews
2 water tenders
1 dozer
Fire management is under Unified Command with San Bernardino County Fire and San Bernardino County Sheriff. The Incident Command Post is at Barton Flats Visitor Center.

Update 6-17-15 1800: The Lake Fire was reported just before 4:00 pm on June 17, 2015. It is burning east of Camp de Benneville Pines south of Jenks Lake Road. Jenks Lake Road is closed. The San Gorgonio Wilderness is closed. Highway 38 is open.The cause of the fire is under investigation. It is approximately 1000 acres in size and burning in timber. 
It is now 15% contained. Structures are threatened. Evacuations include: 120 people from Camp de Benneville Pines, 1 person from Camp Ta Ta Pochon, 24 people from Camp Alpine Meadows, 23 people from Camp Edwards, and 10 people from Camp Tulakes. Children from the camps were bused to Citrus Valley High School in Redlands to be reunited with their parents.
Resources include:11 engines, 5 air tankers, 5 helicopters (including night-flying)1 air attack plane, 2 crews, 2 water tenders, 1 dozer

Fire management is under unified Command with San Bernardino County Fire and San Bernardino County Sheriff. The Incident Command Post is at Barton Flats Visitor Center
LAKE FIRE 7-17-15
Credit: http://socalmountains.com/
Update: 6-17-15 1830: 35 to 40 acres with about 10 spots established across the next drainage to the east. AA stated it has slowed down but still actively burning.
IC requested 3 more type 3 Strike Teams. 10 camps are threatened and 2 have been evacuated.
Update: 6-17-15 1830: South Ops telling IC that additional resources have to be ordered from Northern or Central California because of the multiple incidents in BDF and MVU.
Update: 6-17-15 1800: MANDATORY EVACUATIONS Fire has spotted 1/2 mile on the left flank. 20 acres with 1/2 mile spotting, MROS and 15 structures threatened. AA says 'paramount' now to get ahead of the fire so they can protect structures. IC requesting mandatory evacuations for all camps in the area.
Update: 6-17-15 1730: Fire now reported as 8-10 acres, still having problems with spotting and immediate structure threats.
Update: 6-17-15 1700: 3 acres, hoselay nearly tied in but active spots outside the line, Starting sheriff for possible evacuations.
Update: 6-17-15 1630: 20+ acres, 0% Contained. Mandatory evacuations ordered with the
Incident Commander requesting a
no divert on aircraft due to a threat to life safety.
Incident spotting ahead of itself
Air Attack requesting a total of six Type 2 tankers.

Location of incident: Jenks Lake, Hwy 38, Barton Flats area
 Jenks Lake Barton Flats area, San Bernardino County, FRA
Start Time:  June 17, 2015 @1600
Location: Barton Flats area off Jenks Lake Rd. @ Camp Debenvelle Jenks lake near Hwy 38 
IA Acres: 1
IA ROS: Moderate
IA ROC: Immediate structure threat. 
Residences Burned: 1 
Structure threat: Yes Immediate structure threat.
Special Hazards: no ground access, Fire burning in grass, duff, chaparral and heavy timber

Situation Concerns/Alerts: Immediate structure threat.
Situation Comments: Lake AA has permission to use fire retardant in wilderness area.
Resources: Second alarm en-route along with 1 Type 3 strike team, A total of 6 AT's.

Cause: Under investigation
Additional Resource Notes: On Order H-535. Tanker 161 inbound from Oregon.
Radio Frequencies:Tanker 161 inbound from Oregon.
Weather Info: 77°, RH 18% Wind NNE 14mph spot forecast has been issued for IC. http://spot.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/spo...50617.LAKE_.01

Situation Comments: Lake AA has permission to use fire retardant in wilderness area.
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