Still smoldering in the mountains east of San Bernardino, the Lake Fire is almost fully contained. While only four structures were destroyed in the blaze, KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports that fire officials say the forested burn area still isn't out of the woods.
The U.S. Forest Service reports that approximately 360 campers have been safely evacuated from the Camp Oakes in the Lake Williams Area. The Forest Service calls it 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, 40946 Big Bear Blvd, in the city of Big Bear. CERT is on-scene to meet campers at the evacuation center to address any immediate needs.
The recent rain in the Inland Empire has meant traffic backups on valley freeways, and fears of flooding and mudslides in the foothills. But up at the Bear Mountain resorts, the weather has provided the key ingredient for economic recovery: snow. KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports.