Breaking News!!: Big Bear, CA: Forest fire burning.

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Breaking News!!: Big Bear, CA: Forest fire burning.

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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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 Rd on the east.

The cause of this forest fire remains under investigation.

 

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