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Needles, CA: Countdown to the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

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Needles, CA: Countdown to the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

We are just 2 weeks away from the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament being held on Friday, February 26th, 2016 and on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 in Needles, California.

Fun, entertainment, and most importantly, lots of hot boat and custom car and trucks to get your engine roaring.

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Several event will be happening before and during the main event at Jack Smith Memorial Park located along the Colorado River in Needles, California.

ZachNews, your independent event news source, has the latest information regarding the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

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**** Schedule of Events: ****

– On Saturday, February 20th, 2016:

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A community clean up event will be held to help us prepare for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

The Needles Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to come out and volunteer to help clean up Jack Smith Memorial Park, located at 1001 River Road in Needles, California, starting at 9:00am PT.

Volunteers are being asked to bring gloves and they will provide bags and water.

**** For more information regarding the community clean up event, please call the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050. ****

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– On Thursday, February 25th, 2016:

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The B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 will host a kick off taco dinner before the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

The kick off taco dinner will be held at 5:00pm PT inside the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 located at 1000 Lilyhill Drive, just south of Interstate 40 and over the D Street bridge, in Needles, California.

Come by and enjoy their always delicious tacos served up with rice, beans, and jalapeno poppers.

Taco plates are $10.00.

There will be a raffle for a wine basket during the taco dinner event.

Raffle tickets are $1.00 each ticket or $5.00 for 6 tickets.

Put your engine in fiesta mode by rolling on up to the Kick Off Taco Dinner at the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 in Needles, California.

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– On Friday, February 26th, 2016:

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The golf tournament portion of the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament will be held at River’s Edge Golf Course located at 144 Marina Drive, just north of River Road, in Needles, California.

Check in and continental breakfast will begin at 7:00am PT and the golf tournament will start at 8:00am PT.

Players will share a lunch after the golf tournament.

Well you’re there, stop on into the new 19th Hole Bar and Grill located next to River’s Edge Golf Course inside the Golf Pro Shop.

The 19th Hole Bar and Grill offers fresh food and stiff drinks well you enjoy the view of the Colorado River and the River’s Edge Golf Course.

The 19th Hole Bar and Grill is open Monday to Sunday from 9:00am to 8:00pm PT.

**** For more information about the 19th Hole Bar and Grill, please call: 1 (760) 326-3343. ****

2016 Needles Route 66 Event Flyer 2016 Final

The United States Bureau of Land Management’s Needles Field Office will host their 2nd Annual Route 66 Public Lands Cruise across the northern east portion of the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California.

The event will be held in conjunction with the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

The Route 66 Public Lands Cruise will start between 9:00am or 10:00am PT and will involve 7 card locations.

Participants will gather at the Historic Route 66 California Gateway Site located on Five Mile Road next to Interstate 40 in Needles, California.

The route for the Route 66 Public Lands Cruise will head west of Needles, California to Essex Road near Essex, California then heading north along historic Route 66 into Goffs, California followed by heading east back into Needles, California.

Any licensed vehicle can be used in the Route 66 Public Lands Cruise.

**** For more information, please contact the United States Bureau of Land Management’s Needles Field Office at: 1 (760) 326-7000. ****

Wagon Wheel Restaurant Mixer

A registration mixer for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show will be held from 12:00pm to 2:00pm PT inside the Wagon Wheel Restaurant located at 2420 Needles Highway, next to Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

Come on in and pick up your entry and parking tickets, goodie bags, t-shirts, and programs.

Well you’re there, enjoy Wagon Wheel Restaurant’s delicious food such as their thick waffles served with syrup and butter or their pot roast served with mashed potatoes and gravy; both a ZachNews favorite.

Please don’t forget to pick up a nice gift inside their gift shop are before you roll out down historic Route 66 such as hats, shirts, and other fun gifts.

**** For more information about the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, please call: 1 (760) 326-4305. ****

 

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The Route 66 Procession, a procession of hot boats and custom cars and trucks, will be held at 4:00pm PT in the parking lot at the Needles Towne Center located at 1010 East Broadway, just off Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

Participants are being asked to line up at 3:00pm PT in the parking lot nearest to the 99 Cents Only Store at the Needles Towne Center.

The procession will rolling down historic Route 66 along East Broadway, West Broadway, Needles Highway, and River Road ending at Jack Smith Memorial Park in Needles, California.

The Route 66 Procession is motorized driving close to the posted speed limit and roads along the Route 66 Procession route will reportedly open to traffic.

But, all other motorists not participating in the Route 66 Procession should prepare for brief slow to stop traffic as the Route 66 Procession makes their way to Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Work crews for the City of Needles will be helping to make sure that the Route 66 Procession will move smoothly through intersections along the Route 66 Procession  route.

Participants are being told that nobody is to ride in trailered boats, in the back of pickups, or in other places lacking normal passenger safety considerations for licensed motor vehicles.

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Following the Route 66 Procession, around 5:00pm PT, a dinner will be served up by various food vendors at Jack Smith Memorial Park located at 1001 River Road, near the Colorado River, in Needles, California.

There will be early placement of vehicles and boats for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show.

Entertainment by Dry Heat and Singer Sarah Jane Jackson-Vanderpool will be making an appearance will be performing during Friday’s event.

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– On Saturday, February 27th, 2016:

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The 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show will be held at Jack Smith Memorial Park located at 1001 River Road, near the Colorado River, in Needles, California.

Day of event placement of vehicles and boats for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show will start at 7:30am PT.

The 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show will be open for the public at 9:00am PT.

There will be lots of hot boats, custom cars and trucks, music and entertainment, a beer garden, food vendors, t-shirt and product vendors, cackle-fest, demonstration runs of boats on the Colorado River, and much more.

The public will also get the chance to see the NASCAR #22 and get to ride inside a NASCAR simulator.

This year, there will be a Kids Zone by Set Free Church of Needles next to the playground area at Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Entertainment by Singer Sarah Jane Jackson-Vanderpool will be making an appearance during the event on Saturday, Dry Heat will be performing during Saturday’s event from 11:00am to 2:00pm PT, and D.J. Jim Russell will be Master of Ceremonies through the other portion of the event.

The main entertainment stage area will be located next to the Colorado River and all of the retail and food vendors will be surrounding all of the hot boats and custom car display area and the Beer Garden area nearest to the park area.

**** Retail and Food Vendors: ****

Zubrick’s
Valenzuela’s Cafe
Best Western Colorado River Inn
Beaver 7 AB
Blowing Feathers
KL Kettle Korn
Needles Rotary Club
Earthly Ceatures
Mr. T-Shirt
SoCal Jeat Boats
Grandma’s Navajo Fry Bread
Sophia’s Kitchen
Mr. Lemonade
Scoops
Needles Chamber of Commerce
Hooch’s
United States Bureau of Land Management
Colorado River Medical Center
H&R Block
Michelle Hixon
Patrick Ellis
Topock 66 Foundation
Amsoil
United States Coast Guard
Golden Dragon
Wilderness Society
Hammered by Noon
Maxed Out Marine
Harbor West
Hotboats.Com
Rick Johnson
Steele Racing
Nordic Boats

Awards for boats and cars are to be presented at 3:00pm PT with the show wrapping up at around 4:30pm PT.

Tickets for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show are $10.00 per day or $15.00 for 2 days.

As for parking, there will be 2 parking lot locations for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show.

**** Event Parking: ****

All parking will be free during the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament being held on Friday, February 26th, 2016 and on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 in Needles, California.

** Free Parking at Jack Smith Memorial Park Parking: **

The public can now park for free next to Jack Smith Memorial Park off of Reclamation Drive, just off of River Road, in Needles, California.

** Free Parking near the Needles Chamber of Commerce Building: **

The public can also park for free in the dirt parking lot area next to the Needles Chamber of Commerce building located on the 1000 block of West Broadway, between G Street and H Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

**** Free Parking Shuttle: ****

There will be a free parking shuttle service during Saturday’s event transporting people who are parking at the dirt parking lot area next to the Needles Chamber of Commerce in Downtown Needles, California to Jack Smith Memorial Park for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show.

People can pick up the Free Parking Shuttle starting at 8:00am PT near the Needles Chamber of Commerce Building located near the intersection of Front Street and G Street in Downtown Needles, California.

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**** For more information or to get registration packets regarding the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050. ****

** More information about the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament can also be found at the following website: **

http://www.needleshotboat.com/

**** Event Volunteers Wanted!!: ****

Volunteers are wanted to perform various duties during the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

Volunteers are also being sought to give brief talks on the historic El Garces Train Depot (Harvey House) during the 2nd Annual Route 66 Public Lands Cruise on Friday.

If you would like to be a volunteer, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

The community and ZachNews hope you roar your engine down to Needles, California for all the fun of the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament in Needles, California.

**** All vehicles, boats, entertainment, demonstrations, and vendors participating in the event, and time of event scheduled are subject to change without notice. ****

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for pictures and videos from the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament. **

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Needles, CA: 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

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Needles, CA: 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

The 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, February 26th, 2016 and on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 in Needles, California.

Fun, entertainment, and most importantly, lots of hot boat and custom car and trucks to get your engine roaring.

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Several event will be happening before and during the main event at Jack Smith Memorial Park located along the Colorado River in Needles, California.

ZachNews, your independent event news source, has the latest information regarding the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

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**** Schedule of Events: ****

– On Saturday, February 20th, 2016:

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A community clean up event will be held to help us prepare for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

The Needles Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to come out and volunteer to help clean up Jack Smith Memorial Park, located at 1001 River Road in Needles, California, starting at 9:00am PT.

Volunteers are being asked to bring gloves and they will provide bags and water.

**** For more information regarding the community clean up event, please call the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050. ****

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– On Thursday, February 25th, 2016:

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The B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 will host a kick off taco dinner before the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

The kick off taco dinner will be held at 5:00pm PT inside the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 located at 1000 Lilyhill Drive, just south of Interstate 40 and over the D Street bridge, in Needles, California.

Come by and enjoy their always delicious tacos served up with rice, beans, and jalapeno poppers.

Taco plates are $10.00.

There will be a raffle for a wine basket during the taco dinner event.

Raffle tickets are $1.00 each ticket or $5.00 for 6 tickets.

Put your engine in fiesta mode by rolling on up to the Kick Off Taco Dinner at the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 in Needles, California.

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– On Friday, February 26th, 2016:

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The golf tournament portion of the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament will be held at River’s Edge Golf Course located at 144 Marina Drive, just north of River Road, in Needles, California.

Check in and continental breakfast will begin at 7:00am PT and the golf tournament will start at 8:00am PT.

Players will share a lunch after the golf tournament.

Well you’re there, stop on into the new 19th Hole Bar and Grill located next to River’s Edge Golf Course inside the Golf Pro Shop.

The 19th Hole Bar and Grill offers fresh food and stiff drinks well you enjoy the view of the Colorado River and the River’s Edge Golf Course.

The 19th Hole Bar and Grill is open Monday to Sunday from 9:00am to 8:00pm PT.

**** For more information about the 19th Hole Bar and Grill, please call: 1 (760) 326-3343. ****

2016 Needles Route 66 Event Flyer 2016 Final

The United States Bureau of Land Management’s Needles Field Office will host their 2nd Annual Route 66 Public Lands Cruise across the northern east portion of the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California.

The event will be held in conjunction with the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

The Route 66 Public Lands Cruise will start between 9:00am or 10:00am PT and will involve 7 card locations.

Participants will gather at the Historic Route 66 California Gateway Site located on Five Mile Road next to Interstate 40 in Needles, California.

The route for the Route 66 Public Lands Cruise will head west of Needles, California to Essex Road near Essex, California then heading north along historic Route 66 into Goffs, California followed by heading east back into Needles, California.

Any licensed vehicle can be used in the Route 66 Public Lands Cruise.

**** For more information, please contact the United States Bureau of Land Management’s Needles Field Office at: 1 (760) 326-7000. ****

Wagon Wheel Restaurant Mixer

A registration mixer for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show will be held from 12:00pm to 2:00pm PT inside the Wagon Wheel Restaurant located at 2420 Needles Highway, next to Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

Come on in and pick up your entry and parking tickets, goodie bags, t-shirts, and programs.

Well you’re there, enjoy Wagon Wheel Restaurant’s delicious food such as their thick waffles served with syrup and butter or their pot roast served with mashed potatoes and gravy; both a ZachNews favorite.

Please don’t forget to pick up a nice gift inside their gift shop are before you roll out down historic Route 66 such as hats, shirts, and other fun gifts.

**** For more information about the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, please call: 1 (760) 326-4305. ****

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The Route 66 Procession, a procession of hot boats and custom cars and trucks, will be held at 4:00pm PT in the parking lot at the Needles Towne Center located at 1010 East Broadway, just off Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

Participants are being asked to line up at 3:00pm PT in the parking lot nearest to the 99 Cents Only Store at the Needles Towne Center.

The procession will rolling down historic Route 66 along East Broadway, West Broadway, Needles Highway, and River Road ending at Jack Smith Memorial Park in Needles, California.

The Route 66 Procession is motorized driving close to the posted speed limit and roads along the Route 66 Procession route will reportedly open to traffic.

But, all other motorists not participating in the Route 66 Procession should prepare for brief slow to stop traffic as the Route 66 Procession makes their way to Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Work crews for the City of Needles will be helping to make sure that the Route 66 Procession will move smoothly through intersections along the Route 66 Procession  route.

Participants are being told that nobody is to ride in trailered boats, in the back of pickups, or in other places lacking normal passenger safety considerations for licensed motor vehicles.

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Following the Route 66 Procession, around 5:00pm PT, a dinner will be served up by various food vendors at Jack Smith Memorial Park located at 1001 River Road, near the Colorado River, in Needles, California.

There will be early placement of vehicles and boats for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show.

Entertainment by Dry Heat and Singer Sarah Jane Jackson-Vanderpool will be making an appearance will be performing during Friday’s event.

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– On Saturday, February 27th, 2016:

ZachNews Event Coverage- Needles, CA- 7th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show.- Pictures- Saturday, February 28th, 2015

The 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show will be held at Jack Smith Memorial Park located at 1001 River Road, near the Colorado River, in Needles, California.

Day of event placement of vehicles and boats for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show will start at 7:30am PT.

The 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show will be open for the public at 9:00am PT.

There will be lots of hot boats, custom cars and trucks, music and entertainment, a beer garden, food vendors, t-shirt and product vendors, cackle-fest, demonstration runs of boats on the Colorado River, and much more.

The public will also get the chance to see the NASCAR #22 and get to ride inside a NASCAR simulator.

This year, there will be a Kids Zone by Set Free Church of Needles next to the playground area at Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Entertainment by Singer Sarah Jane Jackson-Vanderpool will be making an appearance during the event on Saturday, Dry Heat will be performing during Saturday’s event from 11:00am to 2:00pm PT, and D.J. Jim Russell will be Master of Ceremonies through the other portion of the event.

The main entertainment stage area will be located next to the Colorado River and all of the retail and food vendors will be surrounding all of the hot boats and custom car display area and the Beer Garden area nearest to the park area.

**** Retail and Food Vendors: ****

Zubrick’s
Valenzuela’s Cafe
Best Western Colorado River Inn
Beaver 7 AB
Blowing Feathers
KL Kettle Korn
Needles Rotary Club
Earthly Ceatures
Mr. T-Shirt
SoCal Jeat Boats
Grandma’s Navajo Fry Bread
Sophia’s Kitchen
Mr. Lemonade
Scoops
Needles Chamber of Commerce
Hooch’s
United States Bureau of Land Management
Colorado River Medical Center
H&R Block
Michelle Hixon
Patrick Ellis
Topock 66 Foundation
Amsoil
United States Coast Guard
Golden Dragon
Wilderness Society
Hammered by Noon
Maxed Out Marine
Harbor West
Hotboats.Com
Rick Johnson
Steele Racing
Nordic Boats

Awards for boats and cars are to be presented at 3:00pm PT with the show wrapping up at around 4:30pm PT.

Tickets for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show are $10.00 per day or $15.00 for 2 days.

As for parking, there will be 2 parking lot locations for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show.

**** Event Parking: ****

All parking will be free during the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament being held on Friday, February 26th, 2016 and on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 in Needles, California.

** Free Parking at Jack Smith Memorial Park Parking: **

The public can now park for free next to Jack Smith Memorial Park off of Reclamation Drive, just off of River Road, in Needles, California.

** Free Parking near the Needles Chamber of Commerce Building: **

The public can also park for free in the dirt parking lot area next to the Needles Chamber of Commerce building located on the 1000 block of West Broadway, between G Street and H Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

**** Free Parking Shuttle: ****

There will be a free parking shuttle service during Saturday’s event transporting people who are parking at the dirt parking lot area next to the Needles Chamber of Commerce in Downtown Needles, California to Jack Smith Memorial Park for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show.

People can pick up the Free Parking Shuttle starting at 8:00am PT near the Needles Chamber of Commerce Building located near the intersection of Front Street and G Street in Downtown Needles, California.

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**** For more information or to get registration packets regarding the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050. ****

** More information about the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament can also be found at the following website: **

http://www.needleshotboat.com/

**** Event Volunteers Wanted!!: ****

Volunteers are wanted to perform various duties during the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

Volunteers are also being sought to give brief talks on the historic El Garces Train Depot (Harvey House) during the 2nd Annual Route 66 Public Lands Cruise on Friday.

If you would like to be a volunteer, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

The community and ZachNews hope you roar your engine down to Needles, California for all the fun of the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament in Needles, California.

**** All vehicles, boats, entertainment, demonstrations, and vendors participating in the event, and time of event scheduled are subject to change without notice. ****

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for pictures and videos from the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament. **

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News Update!!: Angeles Oaks, CA: Latest information on the “Lake Fire”.

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News Update!!: Angeles Oaks, CA: Latest information on the “Lake Fire”.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding the forest fire named the “Lake Fire” that is burning in the San Bernardino National Forest that started near Angeles Oaks, California or just south of Big Bear, California at around 4:00pm PT on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015.

**** As of 7:00am PT on Sunday, July 12th, 2015: ****

** Summary: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has remains at approximately 31,359 acres in size and remains at 98% percent contained.

– The behavior of the “Lake Fire” is minimal with some smoldering within the perimeter.

– Smoke may be seen from Highway 38, however it is all well inside the containment lines.

– Around 150 personnel including firefighters are battling and assigning at the “Lake Fire”.

– According to InciWeb, there have been 6 minor firefighter injuries and no deaths.

– Highway 38 has been reopened, however there are some closures still in place.

– Jenk’s Lake Loop Road and Jenk’s Lake have re-opened.

– Forest Service Campgrounds (except for Coon Creek Cabin, Coon Creek Yellow-post Sites) have re-opened.

– Organization Camps have re-opened with the exceptions of Camp TaTaPochon and Camp Laverne (open partially).

– Recreation Residences have re-opened, however owners should not stay overnight or stay when it is raining.

– The Barton Flats Visitor Center has been reopened.

**** Read the full update with more information regarding the “Lake Fire” is at the following ZachNews on WordPress website address: ****

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/news-update-angeles-oaks-ca-latest-information-regarding-the-lake-fire/

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Excessive Heat Warning!!

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Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Excessive Heat Warning!!

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada has issued an Excessive Heat Warning from Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 9:02am PT until Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 9:00pm PT for areas of San Bernardino County, California, Mohave County, Arizona, and Clark County, Nevada.

– Greatest Impacts:

Children, pets, the elderly, the homeless, and people with chronic ailments are the most susceptible to heat-related illness.

Heat exhaustion, cramps, or in extreme cases heat stroke can result from prolonged exposure to these conditions.

Friends, relatives, and neighbors should check on people who may be at risk.

– Precautionary and Preparedness:

The hot temperatures will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

Drink plenty of water, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

** More information at the following National Weather Service website address: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ527&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ229&local_place1=4%20Miles%20N%20Needles%20Airport%20CA&product1=Excessive+Heat+Warning&lat=34.8396&lon=-114.6066#.VYw8DxtViko

** More weather safety tips and information is at the following National Weather Service website address: **

http://www.weather.gov/safety

** More weather information and weather radars for your area at the National Weather Service website at: **

http://www.weather.gov/

News Update!!: Angeles Oaks, CA: Latest information regarding the “Lake Fire”.

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News Update!!: Angeles Oaks, CA: Latest information regarding the “Lake Fire”.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding the forest fire named the “Lake Fire” that is burning in the San Bernardino National Forest that started near Angeles Oaks, California or just south of Big Bear, California at around 4:00pm PT on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015.

**** As of 7:00am PT on Sunday, July 12th, 2015: ****

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has ramian at approximately 31,359 acres in size and remains at 98% percent contained.

– The behavior of the “Lake Fire” is minimal with some smoldering within the perimeter.

– Smoke may be seen from Highway 38, however it is all well inside the containment lines.

**** Cause: ****

– Under investigation.

**** Evacuations: ****

– All evacuation orders have been lifted.

**** Injuries and Deaths: ****

– According to InciWeb, there have been 6 minor firefighter injuries and no deaths.

– InciWeb which did not provide information about the extent of the injuries and the conditions of the firefighters.

**** Structures Damaged: ****

– According to InciWeb, a structure and 3 outbuildings have been destroyed.

**** Closures and Reopens: ****

– Roads:

Highway 38 has been reopened, however there are some closures still in place.

These Forest Roads will remain closed: 1N01 (Pipes Canyon Road), 2N61YB, 1N02 (Coon Creek Road) beyond Heart Bar Equestrian Camp, 1N05 (Fish Creek Road), 1N39A (Big Meadows), and 1N78 (Poopout Hill Road).

Jenk’s Lake Loop Road and Jenk’s Lake have re-opened.

There may be intermittent closures if helicopters need to use the lake for water.

All other Forest Service Roads that were closed earlier due to the Lake Fire have re-opened.

– Special Uses:

Organization Camps have re-opened with the exceptions of Camp TaTaPochon and Camp Laverne (open partially).

Recreation Residences have re-opened, however owners should not stay overnight or stay when it is raining.

– Forest Service Campgrounds:

Forest Service Campgrounds (except for Coon Creek Cabin, Coon Creek Yellow-post Sites) have re-opened.

The Upper Loop of South Fork Campground will remain closed due to the potential for flooding.

Forest Road 1N02 (Coon Creek Road) will be closed beyond Heartbar Equestrian Camp.

– Area Closure:

San Gorgonio Wilderness and Trails Due to continuing fire danger, the fire area remains closed to public entry.

This includes all trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness and the Pacific Crest Trail between Whitewater Preserve and Onyx Summit.

The trail closures will be re-evaluated soon and an updated forest closure order will be developed.

– Visitor Centers:

The Barton Flats Visitor Center has been reopened.

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** Picture From San Bernardino NF (Twitter Username: @SanBernardinoNF): **

United States Forest Service District Ranger Marc Stamer and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Paul Franklin brief cabin owners regarding the flooding risks after the “Lake Fire.”

**** Personnel and Equipment: ****

– Around 150 personnel including firefighters are battling and assigning at the “Lake Fire”.

– Perimeter containment lines have been completed on the incident in locations accessible by ground based firefighters.

– Individual hot spot locations have been identified where monitoring will be a continued need due to inaccessibility.

**** Additional Information: **

– Fire department crews and helicopters will continue to be visible to the public and motorists may observe movement of firefighting vehicles along Highway 38.

– Please be alert while traveling on the highway and yield the right-of-way to emergency personnel and vehicles.

**** More Information Regarding “Lake Fire: ****

– By Phone:

San Bernardino National Forest Call Center:

1 (909) 383-5688

– By Website:

InciWeb:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4302/

For campground reservation cancellations and refunds, please call the NRRS reservation service at: 1 (877) 444-6777.

For additional information about campground closures, please contact California Land Management at: 1 (909) 866-8550.

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** Picture was courtesy of InciWeb. **

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Sunday:

Mostly sunny, high near 75*F.

Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

– Sunday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 52*F.

South wind around 10 mph.

– Monday:

Sunny, high near 77*F.

South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

– Monday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 49*F.

South wind around 5 mph.

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**** As of 10:00am PT on Thursday, July 9th, 2015: ****

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned at approximately 31,359 acres in size and is now 98% percent contained.

**** As of 5:00am PT on Monday, July 6th, 2015: ****

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned at approximately 31,359 acres in size and is now 90% percent contained.

The “Lake Fire” behavior overnight was minimal with creeping and smoldering.

No perimeter growth was reported on the fire.

Fire department 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.

**** Cause: ****

– Under investigation.

**** Evacuations: ****

– All evacuations have been lifted.

**** Injuries and Deaths: ****

According to InciWeb, there have been 5 minor firefighter injuries and no deaths.

InciWeb which did not provide information about the extent of the injuries and the conditions of the firefighters.

**** Structures Damaged: ****

According to InciWeb, a structure and 3 outbuildings have been destroyed.

**** Closures: ****

Day-Use Areas: Barton Flats Visitor Center, Greyback Amphitheatre, and Jenks Lake Day Use Site are closed.

Cabins: Owners of cabins administered by the Forest Service are allowed to access their structures during the daytime, but overnight stays are not authorized at this time. This includes cabins in the Barton Flats, Stetson Creek, Round Cienega, Seven Oaks, Lost Creek, South Fork, and Fish Creek Tracts.

Campgrounds: Campgrounds along Hwy 38 will remain closed through the 9th of July 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, Mission Springs, Green Spot, and Juniper Springs.

For campground reservation cancellations and refunds, please call the NRRS reservation service at: 1 (877) 444-6777.

For additional information about campground closures, please contact California Land Management at: 1 (909) 866-8550.

Organizational Camps: Special Use Camps remain closed to campers. Camps are accessible for staff only to conduct maintenance.

Roads: The following roads are closed due to direct impacts by the fire and fire suppression: Jenks Lake Road, 1N01, 2N01, 2N02, 2N05, 2N61Y, 2N64Y, 2N68Y, 2N69Y, 2N71Y, 2N73Y, 2N74Y, 2N75Y 2N76Y, 2N83Y, 3N03.

The following roads in the lower Santa Ana River Area are closed due to flood risk below the burned area: 2N93, 2N06, 1N54, 1N94, 1N09, 1N07, 1N72, 1N45, 1N03

Trails: All hiking trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area remain closed, as well as the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) between Whitewater Preserve to Onyx Summit.

**** Personnel and Equipment: ****

– Around 616 personnel including firefighters are battling and assigning at the “Lake Fire”.

There is 15 engines, 9 helicopters, 15 crews, 5 water tenders, and a bulldozer being used on the “Lake Fire”.

**** More Information Regarding “Lake Fire: ****

– By Phone:

San Bernardino National Forest Call Center:

1 (909) 383-5688

– By Website:

InciWeb:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4302/

For campground reservation cancellations and refunds, please call the NRRS reservation service at 877-444-6777.

For additional information about campground closures, please contact California Land Management at 909-866-8550.

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Monday:

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11:00am PT.

Mostly sunny, high near 74*F.

South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

– Monday Night:

A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11:00pm PT.

Mostly clear, low around 52*F.

Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the evening.

– Tuesday:

Sunny, high near 74.

South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

– Tuesday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 51*F.

West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the evening.

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** Picture was courtesy of InciWeb. **

**** As of 6:00pm PT on Saturday, July 4th, 2015: ****

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned at approximately 31,359 acres in size and is 90% percent contained.

**** As of 11:00pm PT on Friday, July 3rd, 2015: ****

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” remains burned at approximately 31,359 acres in size and is 85% percent contained.

The fire behavior was minimal with creeping and smoldering.

No perimeter growth was reported on the fire.

**** Cause: ****

– Under investigation.

**** Evacuations: ****

– All evacuations have been lifted.

**** Injuries and Deaths: ****

According to InciWeb, there have been 5 minor firefighter injuries and no deaths.

InciWeb which did not provide information about the extent of the injuries and the conditions of the firefighters.

**** Structures Damaged: ****

According to InciWeb, a structure and 3 outbuildings have been destroyed.

**** Closures: ****

Highway 38 has been re-opened, however all San Bernardino National Forest lands in the area of the fire remain closed to recreation purposes.

Day-Use Areas: Barton Flats Visitor Center, Greyback Amphitheatre, and Jenks Lake Day Use Site are closed.

Cabins: Owners of cabins administered by the Forest Service are allowed to access their structures during the daytime, but overnight stays are not authorized at this time. This includes cabins in the Barton Flats, Stetson Creek, Round Cienega, Seven Oaks, Lost Creek, South Fork, and Fish Creek Tracts.

Campgrounds: Campgrounds along Highway 38 will remain closed through the 9th of July 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, Mission Springs, Green Spot, and Juniper Springs.

For campground reservation cancellations and refunds, please call the NRRS reservation service at 877-444-6777. For additional information about campground closures, please contact California Land Management at: 1 (909) 866-8550.

Organizational Camps: Special Use Camps remain closed to campers. Camps are accessible for staff only to conduct maintenance.

Roads: The following roads are closed due to direct impacts by the fire and fire suppression: Jenks Lake Road, 1N01, 2N01, 2N02, 2N05, 2N61Y, 2N64Y, 2N68Y, 2N69Y, 2N71Y, 2N73Y, 2N74Y, 2N75Y 2N76Y, 2N83Y, 3N03.

The following roads in the lower Santa Ana River Area are closed due to flood risk below the burned area: 2N93, 2N06, 1N54, 1N94, 1N09, 1N07, 1N72, 1N45, 1N03.

**** Personnel and Equipment: ****

– Around 963 personnel including firefighters are battling and assigning at the “Lake Fire”.

There is 24 engines, 9 helicopters, 26 crews, 5 water tenders, and 6 bulldozers being used on the “Lake Fire”.

**** More Information Regarding “Lake Fire: ****

– By Phone:

San Bernardino National Forest Call Center:

1 (909) 383-5688

– By Website:

InciWeb:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4302/

For campground reservation cancellations and refunds, please call the NRRS reservation service at 877-444-6777.

For additional information about campground closures, please contact California Land Management at 909-866-8550.

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Friday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 56*F.

Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.

**** Independence Day!! ****

– Saturday:

Mostly sunny, high near 81*F.

South wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

– Saturday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 54*F.

West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after 12:00am PT.

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** Picture was courtesy of InciWeb. **

**** As of 4:00am PT on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015: ****

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned at approximately 31,359 acres in size burning in timber and is currently 70% percent contained with minimal fire growth reported.

**** Cause: ****

– Under investigation.

**** Evacuations: ****

– All evacuations have been lifted and Highway 38 has been re-opened, however all San Bernardino National Forest lands in the area of the fire remain closed to recreation purposes.

**** Injuries and Deaths: ****

According to InciWeb, there have been 5 minor firefighter injuries and no deaths.

InciWeb which did not provide information about the extent of the injuries and the conditions of the firefighters.

**** Structures Damaged: ****

According to InciWeb, a structure and 3 outbuildings have been destroyed.

**** Closures: ****

Day-Use Areas: Barton Flats Visitor Center, Greyback Amphitheatre, and Jenks Lake Day Use Site are closed.

Cabins: Owners of cabins administered by the Forest Service are allowed to access their structures during the daytime, but overnight stays are not authorized at this time. This includes cabins in the Barton Flats, Stetson Creek, Round Cienega, Seven Oaks, Lost Creek, South Fork, and Fish Creek Tracts.

Campgrounds: Campgrounds along Hwy 38 will remain closed through the 9th of July 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, Mission Springs, Green Spot, and Juniper Springs. For campground reservation cancellations and refunds, please call the NRRS reservation service at 877-444-6777. For additional information about campground closures, please contact California Land Management at: 1 (909) 866-8550.

Organizational Camps: Special Use Camps remain closed to campers. Camps are accessible for staff only to conduct maintenance.

Roads: The following roads are closed due to direct impacts by the fire and fire suppression: 1N01, 2N01, 2N02, 2N05, 2N61Y, 2N64Y, 2N68Y, 2N69Y, 2N71Y, 2N73Y, 2N74Y, 2N75Y 2N76Y, 2N83Y, 3N03 The following roads in the lower Santa Anna River Area are closed due to flood risk below the burned area: 2N93, 2N06, 1N54, 1N94, 1N09, 1N07, 1N72, 1N45, and 1N03.

Trails: All hiking trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area remain closed, including Vivian, Momyer, and Big Falls trailhead in the Forest Falls Area; as well as the Pacific Crest Trail (P.C.T.) between Whitewater Preserve to Onyx Summit.

The fire behavior today was minimal with creeping and smoldering, with isolated tree torching and occasional small uphill runs within the high elevation unburned islands. No perimeter growth was reported on the fire.

**** Personnel and Equipment: ****

– Around 1464 personnel including firefighters are battling and assigning at the “Lake Fire”.

There is 40 engines, 2 Airtankers (Also available to new fires), 16 helicopters, 46 crews, 6 water tenders, and 1 bulldozers being used on the “Lake Fire”.

**** More Information Regarding “Lake Fire: ****

– By Phone:

San Bernardino National Forest Call Center:

1 (909) 383-5688

– By Website:

InciWeb:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4302/

For campground reservation cancellations and refunds, please call the NRRS reservation service at 877-444-6777.

For additional information about campground closures, please contact California Land Management at 909-866-8550.

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Tuesday Night:

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11:00am PT.

Partly sunny, high near 76*F.

Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Chance of precipitation is 40%.

– Thursday Night:

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11:00pm PT.

Partly cloudy, low around 55*F.

West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

– Friday:

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11:00am PT.

Mostly sunny, high near 77*F.

Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

– Friday Night:

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11:00pm PT.

Partly cloudy, low around 56*F.

Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the evening.

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** Picture was courtesy of InciWeb. **

**** As of 4:00pm PT on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015: ****

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned at approximately 31,359 acres in size burning in timber and is currently 60% percent contained.

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Tuesday Night:

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11:00pm PT.

Mostly cloudy, low around 59*F.

West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

– Wednesday:

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11:00am PT.

Partly sunny, high near 80*F.

Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

– Wednesday Night:

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11:00pm PT.

Partly cloudy, low around 57*F.

Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the evening.

**** As of 11:00pm PT on Monday, June 29th, 2015: ****

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” remains burned at approximately 30,726 acres in size burning in timber and is currently 60% percent contained.

**** Cause: ****

– Under investigation.

**** Evacuations: ****

– All evacuation orders have been lifted.

**** Injuries and Deaths: ****

According to InciWeb, there have been 4 firefighter injuries and no deaths.

InciWeb which did not provide information about the extent of the injuries and the conditions of the firefighters.

**** Structures Damaged: ****

According to InciWeb, a structure and 3 outbuildings have been destroyed.

**** Closures: ****

– Highway 38 has been re-opened, however all San Bernardino National Forest lands affected by the fire remain closed to recreation purposes.

Fish Creek Road (1N05) and Coon Creek Roads (1N02) remain closed.

Barton Flats Visitor Center is closed.

Greyback Amphitheatre is closed.

Jenks Lake Road and Jenks Lake Day Use Site are closed.

All hiking trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness, California Area remain closed.

Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) remains closed from Whitewater Preserve, California to Onyx Summit, California.

Campgrounds along Highway 38 will remain closed through the Thursday, July 9th, 2015 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, Mission Springs, and Juniper Springs.

Special Use Camps remain closed to campers.

Camps are accessible for staff only to conduct maintenance.

**** Personnel and Equipment: ****

– Around 1936 personnel including firefighters are battling and assigning at the “Lake Fire”.

There is 74 engines, 2 Air tankers available, 20 helicopters, 53 crews, 16 water tenders, and 2 bulldozers being used on the “Lake Fire”.

**** More Information Regarding “Lake Fire: ****

– By Phone:

San Bernardino National Forest Call Center:

1 (909) 383-5688

– By Website:

InciWeb:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4302/

For campground reservation cancellations and refunds, please call the NRRS reservation service at 877-444-6777.

For additional information about campground closures, please contact California Land Management at 909-866-8550.

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** Picture was courtesy of InciWeb. **

**** As of 11:00pm PT on Sunday, June 28th, 2015: ****

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” remains burned at approximately 30,716 acres in size burning in timber and is currently 55% percent contained.

**** Evacuations: ****

– All evacuation orders have been lifted.

**** Closures: ****

– Highway 38 has been re-opened, however all areas affected by the fire remain closed to recreation purposes.

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** Picture From San Bernardino NF (Twitter Username: @SanBernardinoNF): **

** As of 9:40am PT on Sunday, June 28th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” remains burned at approximately 30,716 acres in size burning in timber and is currently 50% percent contained.

Continue to hold, mop up and improve existing containment lines, continue direct line construction, and provide structure protection.

Fire growth was very minimal last night.

The growth that did occur was in the San Gorgonio Wilderness on the southern side of the fire.

Night operations continued to monitor and secure the lines east of Onyx Peak, California.

Firefighters working the Three Sisters Peaks, California area yesterday had success in securing a section of the perimeter.

Today, fire officials anticipate containment percentage to increase as work progresses north and east of Onyx Peak, California

Firefighters will be flown back into the wilderness today if weather conditions permit. Suppression-repair crews will begin to rehabilitate the fire line.

Travelers on Highway 38 may observe heavy equipment on the western end of the fire due to their activity.

Resources will return to Three Sisters Peaks, California today and continue to secure the eastern perimeter.

**** Damages: ****

– A damage assessment team reported the loss of a residence and at least 3 out buildings in the Burns Canyon, California area.

The team will continue to evaluate the fire area for further damage.

**** Cause: ****

– Under investigation.

**** Evacuations: ****

– Mandatory evacuation remains in place for Burns Canyon, California.

All other evacuations have been lifted.

**** Closures: ****

– Highway 38 has been reopened.

The area affected by the “Lake Fire” remains closed to all recreational use.

**** Personnel and Equipment: ****

– Around 2291 personnel including firefighters are battling and assigning at the “Lake Fire”.

There is 97 engines, 2 air tankers, 21 helicopters, 70 crews, 29 water tenders, and 10 bulldozers being used on the “Lake Fire”.

**** Estimated Cost: ****

– The estimated cost of the “Lake Fire” is at $27 million.

**** Message Regarding Drones: ****

– Authorities are asking the public to not be flying your drones over this fire or any wildfires for that prevents fire department crews from putting out this fire and other wildfires.

**** More Information Regarding “Lake Fire: ****

– By Phone:

San Bernardino National Forest Call Center:

1 (909) 383-5688

– By Website:

InciWeb:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4302/

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Sunday:

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11:00am PT.

Mostly cloudy, high near 76*F.

Southwest wind around 10 mph.

Chance of precipitation is 30%.

– Sunday Night:

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11:00pm PT.

Mostly cloudy, low around 58*F.

Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming south after 12:00am PT.

– Monday:

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11:00am PT.

Partly sunny, high near 80*F.

Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

– Monday Night:

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11:00pm PT.

Mostly cloudy, low around 58*F.

West wind around 5 mph becoming south in the evening.

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** Picture was courtesy of InciWeb. **

** As of 10:00pm PT on Saturday, June 27th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” remains burned at approximately 30,526 acres in size burning in timber and is currently 50% percent contained.

**** Evacuations: ****

Mandatory evacuation remains in place for Burns Canyon, California.

All other evacuations have been lifted.

**** Closures: ****

Highway 38 has been reopened.

The area affected by the “Lake Fire” remains closed to all recreational use.

**** Personnel and Equipment: ****

Around 2098 personnel including firefighters are battling and assigning at the “Lake Fire”.

There is 155 engines, 3 air tankers, 2 DC-10 VLAT (Very Large Air Tankers), 18 helicopters, 4 support planes, 54 crews, 19 water tenders, and 8 bulldozers being used on the “Lake Fire”.

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** Picture From SBSAR (Twitter Username: @SBSAR): **

** As of 8:00am PT on Saturday, June 27th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” remains burned at approximately 30,526 acres in size burning in timber and is currently 40% contained.

**** Cause: ****

– Under investigation.

**** Evacuations: ****

Mandatory evacuations include: Areas along Hwy 38 east of Angelus Oaks to Onyx Summit, Barton Flats, Seven Oaks, South Fork, Heart Bar, Rainbow Lane, Burns Canyon, and Rimrock.

There is a voluntary evacuation in place for Pioneertown.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department has issued a message in order to give residents in the areas of Lake Williams, California; Erwin Lake, California; and Baldwin Lake, California advance noticed to prepare for evacuation, in the event it becomes necessary.

There is a shelter for evacuees at Copper Mountain College located at 6162 Rotary Way in Yucca Valley, California.

Residents in these areas, particularly those with live stock that may need to be moved, are encouraged to make arrangements now for relocation of their animals.

Small animals may be taken to the Town of Yucca Valley Animal Shelter located at 4755 Malin Way in Yucca Valley, California.

Large animals may be taken to the Yucca Valley Equestrian Center located at 7429 Avalon Avenue in Yucca Valley, California.

**** Injuries and Deaths: ****

According to InciWeb, there have been 4 firefighter injuries.

InciWeb which did not provide information about the extent of the injuries and the conditions of the firefighters.

There has been no reports of any deaths.

**** Closures: ****

Highway 38 is closed between Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams. It will remain closed indefinitely due to reduced visibility and firefighting operations.

All Hiking Trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area have been closed due to the proximity of the fire to these trails.

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is closed from Whitewater Preserve to Onyx Summit.

**** Personnel and Equipment: ****

Around 2098 personnel including firefighters are battling and assigning at the “Lake Fire”.

There is 155 engines, 3 air tankers, 2 DC-10 VLAT (Very Large Air Tankers), 18 helicopters, 4 support planes, 54 crews, 19 water tenders, and 8 bulldozers being used on the “Lake Fire”.

**** Estimated Cost: ****

The estimated cost of the “Lake Fire” is at $17,600,000.

**** Message Regarding Drones: ****

Authorities are asking the public to not be flying your drones over this fire or any wildfires for that prevents fire department crews from putting out this fire and other wildfires.

**** More Information Regarding “Lake Fire: ****

– By Phone:

San Bernardino National Forest Call Center:

1 (909) 383-5688

– By Website:

InciWeb:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4302/

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Saturday:

A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11:00am PT.

Partly sunny, high near 82*F.

West wind around 5 mph.

Chance of precipitation is 20%.

– Saturday Night:

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11:00pm PT.

Mostly cloudy, low around 56*F.

West wind around 5 mph becoming south after 12:00am PT.

– Sunday:

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11:00am PT.

Partly sunny, high near 78*F.

South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

– Sunday Night:

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11:00pm PT.

Mostly cloudy, low around 56*F.

West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the evening.

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** Pictures was courtesy of Tod Sudmeier and the San Bernardino County Fire Department. **

** As of 10:00pm PT on Friday, June 26th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” remains burned at approximately 30,526 acres in size burning in timber and is currently 20% contained.

** As of 6:00pm PT on Friday, June 26th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 30,526 acres in size burning in timber and is currently 20% contained.

The “Lake Fire” behavior was creeping and smoldering, with isolated tree torching, and occasional small uphill runs.

**** Evacuations: ****

Mandatory evacuations include: Areas along Hwy 38 east of Angelus Oaks to Onyx Summit, Barton Flats, Seven Oaks, South Fork, Heart Bar, Rainbow Lane, Burns Canyon, and Rimrock.

There is a voluntary evacuation in place for Pioneertown.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department has issued a message in order to give residents in the areas of Lake Williams, California; Erwin Lake, California; and Baldwin Lake, California advance noticed to prepare for evacuation, in the event it becomes necessary.

There is a shelter for evacuees at Copper Mountain College located at 6162 Rotary Way in Yucca Valley, California.

Residents in these areas, particularly those with live stock that may need to be moved, are encouraged to make arrangements now for relocation of their animals.

Small animals may be taken to the Town of Yucca Valley Animal Shelter located at 4755 Malin Way in Yucca Valley, California.

Large animals may be taken to the Yucca Valley Equestrian Center located at 7429 Avalon Avenue in Yucca Valley, California.

**** Closures: ****

Highway 38 is closed between Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams. It will remain closed indefinitely due to reduced visibility and firefighting operations.

All Hiking Trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area have been closed due to the proximity of the fire to these trails.

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is closed from Whitewater Preserve to Onyx Summit.

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** Picture was courtesy of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. **

** As of 3:31pm PT on Friday, June 26th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” remains burned at approximately 29,813 acres in size and is 19 percent contained.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously on Friday, June 26th, 2015 ratified an emergency proclamation during an morning emergency meeting.

The proclamation will enable the County to seek State and/or Federal reimbursement for the cost of fighting the fire.

So far, the cost of all resources in response to this fire has been estimated at $17.6 million.

According to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos, “The County is putting every effort into making sure people are safe and that they have access to all of the resources they need to survive this fire and recover. I commend the brave public safety personnel who are fighting this fire and keeping our communities safe.”

** As of 5:00am PT on Friday, June 26th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 29,813 acres in size and is 19 percent contained.

The “Lake Fire” is threatening 7,390 structures, but no structures have been damaged.

The cause of the “Lake Fire” is under investigation.

**** Evacuations: ****

All areas east of Angelus Oaks, California  including: Barton Flats, Seven Oaks, Rainbow Lane, Heart Bar, and all cabins and campgrounds in the South Fork area and to the east, Burns Canyon and Rimrock.

Evacuations for Burns Canyon, California; Rim Rock, California; and Pioneertown, California.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department has initiated a mandatory evacuation for the Burns Canyon, California and Rim Rock, California areas.

Pioneertown, California is under a voluntary evacuation.

The communities of Lake Williams, Lake Irwin, and Lake Baldwin are under an alert.

There is a shelter for evacuees at Copper Mountain College located at 6162 Rotary Way in Yucca Valley, California.

Small animals may be taken to the Town of Yucca Valley Animal Shelter located at 4755 Malin Way in Yucca Valley, California.

Large animals may be taken to the Yucca Valley Equestrian Center located at 7429 Avalon Avenue in Yucca Valley, California.

**** Injuries and Deaths: ****

According to InciWeb, there have been 4 firefighter injuries and no deaths.

InciWeb which did not provide information about the extent of the injuries and the conditions of the firefighters.

**** Closures: ****

Highway 38 from Angelus Oaks, California to Lake Williams, California, Jenks Lake Road and Maple Lane in Big Bear Lake, California.

All hiking trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness and Pacific Crest Trail from Whitewater Preserve, California to Onyx Summit, California.

Campgrounds: 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 PCT Trail Camp.

**** Personnel and Equipment: ****

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** Picture was courtesy of the San Bernardino County Fire Department. **

Around 2116 personnel including firefighters are battling and assigning at the “Lake Fire”.

There is 153 engines, 3 air tankers, a DC-10 VLAT (Very Large Air Tankers), 18 helicopters, 4 support planes, 54 crews, 18 water tenders, 8 bulldozers being used on the “Lake Fire”.

**** Estimated Cost: ****

The estimated cost of the “Lake Fire” is at $17,600,000.

**** Message Regarding Drones: ****

Authorities are asking the public to not be flying your drones over this fire or any wildfires for that prevents fire department crews from putting out this fire and other wildfires.

**** More Information Regarding “Lake Fire: ****

– By Phone:

San Bernardino National Forest Call Center:

1 (909) 383-5688

– By Website:

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http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4302/

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Friday:

Mostly sunny, high near 83*F.

South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

– Friday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 57*F.

South wind around 5 mph.

– Saturday:

Mostly sunny, high near 84*F.

Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

– Saturday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 59*F.

West wind around 5 mph becoming south in the evening.

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** Picture was courtesy of the San Bernardino County Fire Department. **

** As of 6:00pm PT on Thursday, June 25th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 25,599 acres in size and is 19 percent contained.

The “Lake Fire” is threatening more than 7,400 structures.

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** Picture From CAL FIRE BDU ‏(Twitter Username: @CALFIREBDU): **

** As of 9:00am PT on Thursday, June 25th, 2015: **

– The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department has issued a message in order to give residents in the areas of Lake Williams, California; Erwin Lake, California; and Lake Baldwin, California advance noticed to prepare for evacuation, in the event it becomes necessary.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 23,199 acres in size and is 21 percent contained.

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** Picture was courtesy of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. **

Fire department officials discussed at a morning news conference about the incident just before 6:00pm PT on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 that all aircraft on the incident were forced to land after an unmanned aircraft systems (drone) was spotted in the area of Onyx Summit, California.

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** Picture was courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture. **

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Thursday:

Areas of smoke after 11:00am PT.

Sunny, high near 83*F.

Southwest wind around 10 mph.

– Thursday Night:

Areas of smoke before 11:00pm PT.

Mostly clear, low around 57*F.

South wind 5 to 10 mph.

– Friday:

Mostly sunny, high near 82*F.

West wind around 5 mph.

– Friday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 58*F.

South wind around 5 mph.

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** Picture was courtesy of the San Bernardino County Fire Department. **

** As of 8:00am PT on Thursday, June 25th, 2015: **

– The “Lake Fire” is approximately 1.5 miles east of the first trigger point that affects Lake Williams, California.

If the Lake Fire reaches the pre-designated trigger points, residents in these areas will be notified to evacuate.

Residents in the affected areas, particularly those with live stock that may need to be moved, are encouraged to make arrangements now for relocation of their animals starting now.

** As of 10:00pm PT on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015: **

– Evacuations for Burns Canyon, California; Rim Rock, California; and Pioneertown, California.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department has initiated a mandatory evacuation for the Burns Canyon, California and Rim Rock, California areas.

Pioneertown, California is now under a voluntary evacuation.

There is a shelter for evacuees at Copper Mountain College located at 6162 Rotary Way in Yucca Valley, California.

Small animals may be taken to the Town of Yucca Valley Animal Shelter located at 4755 Malin Way in Yucca Valley, California.

Large animals may be taken to the Yucca Valley Equestrian Center located at 7429 Avalon Avenue in Yucca Valley, California.

Mandatory evacuations include areas along Highway 38 east of Angelus Oaks, California to Onyx Summit, Barton Flats, Seven Oaks, South Fork, Heart Bar, Rainbow Lane, Burns Canyon, and Rimrock.

There is a voluntary evacuation in place for Pioneertown, California.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 20,875 acres in size and is 27 percent contained.

According to InciWeb, there have been 4 firefighter injuries.

InciWeb which did not provide information about the extent of the injuries and the conditions of the firefighters.

Around 1,922 personnel including firefighters are battling the “Lake Fire”.

There is 1874 personnel assigned to the fire, 103 fire department engines, 3 air tanker, 2 DC-10 VLAT (Very Large Air Tankers), 18 helicopters including night-flying, 2 support planes, 54 crews, 19 water tenders, and 8 bulldozers.

All aircraft on the incident were forced to land after an unmanned aircraft systems (drone) was spotted in the area of Onyx Summit, California just before 6:00pm PT.

Highway 38 is closed between Angelus Oaks, California to Lake Williams, California.

All Hiking Trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area have been closed due to the proximity of the fire to these trails.

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Whitewater Preserve, California to Onyx Summit, California.

Highway 38 will remain closed indefinitely due to reduced visibility and firefighting operations.

The “Lake Fire” remains active in the northeast and made a push northwards toward the Rainbow Lane Area but at this time no structures have been lost.

Approximately 360 campers were safely evacuated from the Camp Oakes in the Lake Williams Area.

This was a precautionary evacuation due to the large number of campers.

The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department is handling the evacuations.

The American Red Cross Evacuation Center is located at the Big Bear Community Church located at 40946 Big Bear Blvd, in Big Bear, California.

CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) are on-scene to meet campers at the evacuation center and help reunite campers with parents.

The south side of the fire continues to burn in steep and rocky terrain with minor growth downhill hitting areas of unburned trees and grass that ignite and then burn again downhill.

Additional crews have been inserted into the Ten Thousand Foot Ridge and will proceed toward the eastern Forest Boundary.

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** Picture was courtesy of the San Bernardino County Fire Department. **

** As of 8:00am PT on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 18,875 acres in size and is 38 percent contained.

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

At least 500 structures are still threatened, but there has been no structures destroyed.

Around 1922 personnel including firefighters are battling the forest fire as well as 113 fire department engines, 3 air tanker, 18 helicopters including night-flying, 4 support planes, 44 crews, 18 water tenders, and 11 bulldozers.

At least 4 people are injuries related to the the “Lake Fire”.

Estimated cost of the “Lake Fire” is at $11,600,000.

** Closures: **

Highway 38 from Angelus Oaks, California to Lake Williams, California, Jenks Lake Road and Maple Lane in Big Bear Lake, California.

All hiking trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness and Pacific Crest Trail from Whitewater Preserve to Onyx Summit, California.

Campgrounds: Barton Flats, San Gorgonio, Council, Heart Bar, Oso, Lobo, Heart Bar Equestrian, Wildhorse Equestrian, Coon Creek Cabin, Coon Creek Yellow-post Sites, and Mission Springs PCT Trail Camp.

** Evacuations: **

Evacuations remain in effect.

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.

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Wednesday:

Sunny, high near 82*F.

South wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

– Wednesday Night:

Clear,  low around 57*F.

South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

– Thursday:

Sunny, high near 82*F.

South wind around 10 mph.

– Thursday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 59*F.

Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

** As of 8:00am PT on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 17,405 acres in size and is 30 percent contained.

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

At least 500 structures are still threatened, but there has been no structures destroyed.

At least 3 people are injuries related to the the “Lake Fire”.

Around 1979 personnel including firefighters are battling the forest fire as well as 128 fire department engines, 5 air tanker, 18 helicopters including night-flying, 8 air attack planes, 54 crews, 18 water tenders, and 11 bulldozers.

Estimated cost of the “Lake Fire” is at $7,000,000.

The fire did not spread in the problematic northeastern perimeter last night and firefighters were able to make progress in fire-line construction.

Coon Creek Campground and the historic Coon Creek cabin remain unburned and north of the fire perimeter.

State Highway 38 remains closed, however plans are being made to open it to the public in the near future.

Firefighters and equipment are still moving through the area.

No smoke was observed along the southern fire perimeter, however several monitoring crews are patrolling the air.

The Morongo, California and Pioneertown, California areas have receive smoke from this “Lake Fire”, but there’s no evacuation orders for the Morongo, California and Pioneertown, California areas at this moment.

Heavy smoke remains in the area and the Southern California Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for those areas.

** Additional Information: **

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/4302/25151/

Today’s weather will be warm and dry. Temperatures in the fire-line may reach 85 degrees today with relative humidity at 10 percent. Winds continue to come out of the south-southwest at 6 mph with 15 mph gusts possible in the afternoon.

**** Closures: ****

– Highway 38 from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams.

– Jenks Lake Road

– Maple Lane in Big Bear Lake (For fire department equipment movement)

– All hiking trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness

– Pacific Crest Trail from Whitewater Preserve to Onyx Summit

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Tuesday:

Areas of smoke.

Sunny, high near 80*F.

West wind around 10 mph.

– Tuesday Night:

Clear, low around 54*F.

Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the evening.

– Wednesday:

Sunny, high near 82*F.

South wind 5 to 10 mph.

– Wednesday Night:

Clear, low around 57*F.

South wind around 10 mph.

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** Pictures was courtesy of the San Bernardino County Fire Department. **

** As of 8:00pm PT on Monday, June 22nd, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” remains at approximately 17,305 acres in size and is 21 percent contained.

Around 1,932 personnel including firefighters are battling the forest fire as well as 131 fire department engines, 5 air tanker, 16 helicopters including night-flying, 2 air attack planes, 50 crews, 16 water tenders, and 7 bulldozers.

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Monday Night:

Areas of smoke.

Partly cloudy, low around 57*F.

Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

** As of 8:00am PT on Monday, June 22nd, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 17,305 acres in size and is 21 percent contained.

Around 500 structures are threatened, but no structures destroyed.

Highway 38 is the northern perimeter of the fire.

Most of the fire line has been built along the highway and fire department crews are making good progress in the Heart Bar, California area.

Cabins and organizational camps in the Barton Flats, California area remain intact.

High temperatures in the area and westerly winds will continue to push smoke towards the east, impacting residents in the surrounding areas.

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** Picture From Robert Critelli ‏(Twitter Username: @RobertCritelli): **

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** Picture was courtesy of InciWeb. **

** As of 9:00pm PT on Sunday, June 21st, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 17,050 acres in size and is 19 percent contained.

At least 500 structures are threatened, but there has been no structures destroyed.

The Morongo, California and Pioneertown, California areas have receive smoke from this “Lake Fire”, but there’s no evacuation orders for the Morongo, California and Pioneertown, California areas at this moment.

Heavy smoke remains in the area and the Southern California Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for those areas.

** Additional Information: **

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/4302/25151/

Fire within the wilderness is low intensity allowing the firefighters to gain safe ground to effectively attack the fire.

Overall, the growth of the fire has slowed.

Additional, efforts include hose lays and retardant and water drops from aircraft. Hot Shot Crews have been working the extreme terrain of the northern portion San Gorgonio Wilderness, California constructing fire line.

Highway 38 is the northern perimeter of the fire.

Most of the fire line has been built along the highway and fire department crews are making good progress in the Heart Bar, California area.

Cabins and organizational camps in the Barton Flats, California area remain intact.

High temperatures in the area and westerly winds will continue to push smoke towards the east, impacting residents in the surrounding areas.

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** Picture was courtesy of InciWeb. **

** As of 6:24am PT on Saturday, June 21st, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 16,136 acres in size and is 15 percent contained.

At least 500 structures are threatened, but there has been no structures destroyed.

There has been no injuries or deaths related to the “Lake Fire”.

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Sunday:

Patchy smoke. Sunny, high near 83*F.

Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the morning.

– Sunday Night:

Patchy smoke before 11:00pm PT.

Clear, low around 53*F.

Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

– Monday:

Sunny, high near 82*F.

West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

– Monday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 53*F.

West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

** As of 8:26pm PT on Saturday, June 20th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 16,000 acres in size and is 15 percent contained.

Over 1,875 personnel including firefighters are battling the forest fire as well as 121 fire department engines, 5 air tanker, 16 helicopters including night-flying, an air attack plane, 47 crews, 14 water tenders, and 7 bulldozers.

There are approximately 500 structures threatened, however no structures are believed to be damaged or destroyed at this time.

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** Picture From IAFIREMEDIA (Twitter Username: @WILDFIREUPDATE): **

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** Picture From Brandy Nichole with CalFire. **

** As of 4:00pm PT on Saturday, June 20th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 15,000 acres in size and is 10 percent contained.

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** Pictures was courtesy of the San Bernardino County Fire Department. **

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** Picture From CalFireUpdates ‏‏(Twitter Username: @CalFireUpdates): **

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** Picture From San Bernardino NF (Twitter Username: @SanBernardinoNF): **

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** Picture From L.A. County Fire ‏(Twitter Username: @heli15firehawk): **

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** Picture From Alex Young (Twitter Username: @Alex_T_Young): Smoke over Pioneertown, California. **

**** Videos: “Lake Fire”: ****

– Video From San Bernardino County Fire Department ‏(Twitter Username: @SBCountyFire):

– Video From socalfirephoto.com ‏(Twitter Username: @SoCalFirePhoto):

** As of 9:00am PT on Saturday, June 20th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 15,000 acres in size and is 10 percent contained.

Evacuations include the areas east of Angelus Oaks, California; Onyx Summit, California; Barton Flats, California; Seven Oaks, California; Heart Bar, California; and homes off of Rainbow Lane.

There are approximately 400 structures threatened, however no structures are believed to be damaged or destroyed at this time.

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** Picture From CJ Rapp ‏(Twitter Username: @cjrapp): **

All Hiking Trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area have been closed due to the proximity of the fire to these trails.

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Whitewater Preserve California to Onyx Summit, California.

Thursday and overnight Friday, the “Lake Fire” pushed further east into the Heart Bar Area and Coon Creek Area, and also moved farther South into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area in the Ten Thousand Foot Ridge Area. Due to turbulent winds above and near ridge lines, helicopters have been more effective than air tankers in slowing the fire.

A Contingency Division has been established for the Morongo, California and Pioneertown, California areas.

There are no evacuation orders for the Morongo, California and Pioneertown, California areas.

Over 1,343 personnel including firefighters are battling the forest fire as well as 91 fire department engines, 4 air tanker, 16 helicopters including night-flying, an air attack plane, 31 crews, 6 water tenders, and 5 bulldozers.

Smoke continues to impact the surrounding areas including the Colorado River communities of Needles, California; Havasu Landing, California; and Topock, Arizona.

**** Residents affected by the smoke can check air quality information at the following websites: ****

– South Coast Air Quality Management District

http://www.aqmd.gov/

– Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District:

http://www.mdaqmd.ca.gov/index.aspx?page=6

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Saturday:

Patchy smoke.

Sunny, high near 86*F.

Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

– Saturday Night:

Patchy smoke.

Clear, low around 54*F.

Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

– Sunday:

Patchy smoke before 11:00am PT.

Sunny, high near 85*F.

West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

– Sunday Night:

Clear, low around 53*F.

West wind 5 to 10 mph.

** As of 10:00pm PT on Friday, June 19th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 13,000 acres in size and is 10 percent contained.

There are approximately 500 structures threatened, however no structures are believed to be damaged or destroyed at this time.

Over 1,224 personnel including firefighters are battling the forest fire as well as 90 fire department engines, 4 air tanker, 14 helicopters including night-flying, an air attack plane, 31 crews, 6 water tenders, and 5 bulldozers.

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** Picture was courtesy of InciWeb. **

** As of 10:28am PT on Friday, June 19th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned is approximately 11,000 acres in size and is 10 percent contained.

There are approximately 150 structures threatened, however no structures are believed to be damaged or destroyed at this time.

Fuels involved in the “Lake Fire” are timber with grass and understory.

Yesterday and overnight, the fire pushed further east into the Heart Bar Area and Coon Creek Area, and also moved farther South into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area in the Ten Thousand Foot Ridge Area.

Due to turbulent winds above and near ridge lines, helicopters have been more effective than air tankers in slowing the fire.

A Contingency Division has been established for the Morongo, California and Pioneertown, California areas.

However, there are no evacuation orders for the Morongo, California and Pioneertown, California areas.

According to the United States Park Service, ash from the “Lake Fire” is dropping on Joshua Tree National Park.

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** Picture was courtesy of NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4. **

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** Pictures From Robert Shaw: Smoke over Yucca Valley, California. **

Smoke continues to be seen in communities east and north east of the “Lake Fire”.

** As of 8:20pm PT on Thursday, June 18th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 10,000 acres in size and is 5 percent contained.

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** Picture was courtesy of the San Bernardino County Fire Department. **

Over 1,224 personnel including firefighters are battling the forest fire as well as 88 fire department engines, an air tanker, 10 helicopters including night-flying, an air attack plane, 28 crews, 3 water tenders, and a bulldozer.

Highway 38 is closed from the east side of Angelus Oaks, California to Lake Williams, California.

Hiking trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area are closed.

Pacific Crest Trail closed from Whitewater Preserve, California to Onyx Peak, California.

A Type 2 Incident Management Team has assumed command of the forest fire.

Weather conditions concerns for the area of the forest fire will remain warm and dry.

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** Picture From SBCFireInfo ‏(Twitter Username: @EliasonMike): **

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** Picture From Ray Ramos (Twitter Username: @RayWestcats1): **

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** Picture From Captain Jay Dimoff and From Mike (Twitter Username: @mikatoki): **

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** Pictures From IAFIREMEDIA (Twitter Username: @WILDFIREUPDATE): **

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** Picture From Jessica ☮ (Twitter Username: @jessicabby541): Smoke over Morongo, California. **

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** Picture From Hunter Messineo (Twitter Username: @hmessineo): Smoke over Black Rock in Joshua Tree, California. **

** Pictures From ZachNews: Smoke over Needles, California. **

** As of 4:00pm PT on Thursday, June 18th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 7,500 acres in size and is 5 percent contained.

There’s no threats to the Big Bear, California or the Big Bear Lake, California area.

Authorities are telling travelers heading up to Big Bear, California that they should use Highway 330 to Highway 18, and to stay off Highway 38 as that is the main route being used by firefighters.

– The smoke from the “Lake Fire” has blown all the way to Needles, California and along the Colorado River

** Pictures From ZachNews: **

The smoke was blowing east into Mohave County, Arizona.

** As of 11:50am PT on Thursday, June 18th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Lake Fire” has burned approximately 1,500 acres in size and is 5 percent contained.

No structures have been damaged by this forest fire, but several structures are threatened and more than 150 people have been evacuated from near by camps, and over 20 residences were evacuated on Rainbow Lane in the Onyx Summit, California area.

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** Pictures was courtesy of the San Bernardino County Fire Department. **

The forest fire is burning timber and grass in the area of Jenks Lake in the Barton Flats.

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** Picture From Bob Anderson (Twitter Username: @YFZBOB): **

The smoke from the forest fire can be seen in Big Bear, California, all around the San Bernardino National Forest, and even as far as Palm Springs, California and San Bernardino, California.

** As of 6:53am PT on Thursday, June 18th, 2015: **

– A forest fire is burning in the San Bernardino National Forest just south of Big Bear, California.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the forest fire, being called the “Lake Fire”, has burned approximately 100 acres, doubled in size overnight, and is at 5 percent contained.

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** Picture From Sheryl Wampler (Twitter Username: @busracer13): **

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** Picture From IAFIREMEDIA (Twitter Username: @WILDFIREUPDATE): **

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** Picture From Chris Gaulding (Twitter Username: @P14Gaulding): **

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** Picture was courtesy of the San Bernardino County Fire Department. **

A forest fire has forced evacuations to camp in the areas with the forest fire is burning in timber east of Camp de Benneville Pines

The forest fire reportedly began at around 4:00pm PT on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, a total of 400 firefighters, 8 fire engines, 5 air tankers, 2 crews, 2 water tenders, a dozer, an air attack plane, and 5 helicopters have been deployed when the forest fire reached it’s peak.

A total of 178 people from Camp Ta Ta Pochon, Camp de Benneville Pines, Alpine Meadows, Camp Edwards, and Camp Tulakes have been evacuated.

Children from the camps were bused to Citrus Valley High School in Redlands, California.

At this moment, there has been no reports of any injuries.

Jenks Lake Road remains closed as well as Highway 38 is closed at Middle Control Rd (Near Angeles Oaks) on the west and Hatchery Road on the east.

The cause of this forest fire remains under investigation.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

Off road riding during the 2nd Annual Jeep Dinner and Poker Run in Needles.

Needles, CA: The Needles Rodeo Committee held their 2nd Annual Jeep Dinner and Poker Run at the Needles Rodeo Grounds last Saturday in Needles, California.

Those who love to go out into the Mojave Desert and ride their off road vehicles got to drive through a 50 mile course through the Mojave Desert and later enjoy a delicious pit barbecue dinner and boot stompin’ country music from “Roadhouse”.

 

 

Tickets were also sold for a chance to win a Jeep.

 

Proceeds from the 2nd Annual Jeep Dinner and Poker Run event will be used to maintain and upgrade the Needles Rodeo Grounds in Needles, California.


For more information about the 2nd Annual Jeep Dinner and Poker Run, Please contact Mike Shott at: 1 (760) 218-4891 or Judy Thornton at: 1 (928) 768-1621.