Lake Fire 60 Percent Contained, Evacuation Lifted After Nearly Two Weeks

The fire has burned more than 30,000 acres.

After burning for nearly two weeks and costing more than $30 million to fight, the Lake Fire is 60 percent contained and an evacuation order for the Burns Canyon area has been lifted, San Bernardino County officials said Monday.

The Lake Fire, which began on June 17, has burned more than 30,000 acres and destroyed one residence. Four injuries have been reported in connection with the blaze.

Crews extinguished logs and stump holes holding heat near Onyx Peak and will continue to locate hot spots around the containment lines. Firefighters are expected to build a fire line north of the Three Sister Peaks and will evaluate the possibility of working the line south into the South Fork drainage, officials said.

If weather conditions are favorable, firefighters will fly to the wilderness to build a line along the southwestern area of the fire and will continue to use aerial resources to fight the flames.

Crews have reported that one residence and three out buildings in the Burns Canyon area have been destroyed, and the damage assessment team is expected to continue evaluating the fire area.

The fire has been less active in recent days, officials said, and showers are expected in the area later this week.

State Route 38 has been reopened to through traffic.

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