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Lake fire in San Bernardino National Forest

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Mandatory evacuations are ordered for Burns Canyon Road as the Lake fire creeps closer to Morongo Valley and Pioneertown on June 25.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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The head of the Lake fire burns closer to Morongo Valley and Pioneertown as seen from Pioneertown Road in Rimrock on June 25.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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An air tanker drops retardant on the hillside above Burns Canyon Road as the Lake fire burns closer to Morongo Valley and Pioneertown on June 25.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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The windmills near the 10 freeway in Cabazon are framed by the smoke from the Lake fire.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake Fire

A giant plume from the Lake Fire looms over a home off Burns Canyon Road in Rimrock Ranch.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake Fire

US Dept. Of Forest fire crew Tahquitz march to their assignment clearing dead wood and bushes along Highway 38 while battling the Lake fire. A shift in winds caused a wildfire raging near Big Bear in the San Bernardino Mountains to push northward, spreading to 20,875 acres.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Lake Fire

A giant plume from the Lake Fire hovers over a dinosaur exhibit off the 10 freeway in Cabazon.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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Pioneertown-area residents check the Lake fire incident information board set up off Pioneertown Road as the fire burns closer to Morongo Valley and Pioneertown on June 25.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake Fire

Mark LaMont, Idyllwild Fire, left, and Dan Felix of San Bernardino National Forest go over fire fighting plan along Highway 38.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
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Crawford Gunn, U.S. Forest Service firefighter from San Bernardino County, works to put out hot spots from the Lake fire Sunday in San Bernardino County.

 (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire

A firefighter from the U.S. Forest Service monitors flare-ups along the Santa Ana River Trail while battling the 15,000-acre Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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Strike teams from Los Padres turn away from the heat of a flare-up while using backfires to battle the Lake fire near the Santa Ana River Trail in the San Bernardino National Forest.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire

Strike teams light backfires to battle the Lake fire near the Santa Ana River Trail in the San Bernardino National Forest on June 20.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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A firefighter monitors a flare-up on a ridge just off Highway 38 as the Lake fire continues to burn  in the San Bernardino National Forest.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire

A Los Padres strike team firefighter keeps his head down from the heat of a flare-up while lighting backfires against the Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire

A U.S. Forest Service spokesperson shows a search and rescue team the burn area of the 15,000-acre Lake fire near the Santa Ana River Trail in the San Bernardino National Forest.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Big Bear

J.P. Blair, 31, a senior firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service’s Big Bear Hot Shots, watches an uncontrolled fire line as it advances toward Highway 38 in the Big Bear area. 

 (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Big Bear fire

A pair of mallard ducks float by as a firefighting helicopter sucks water from Jenks Lake.

 

 (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Big Bear fire

A fire helicopter scoops up water from Jenks Lake as it works to control flames in the Big Bear area. 

 (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Big Bear fire

Crews battle flames as they tear through long-standing trees in the Big Bear area.

 (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Big Bear fire

Firefighters battle a drought-influenced blaze that has burned more than 11,000 acres in the Big Bear area. 

 (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Big Bear fire

A hot shot crew heads into the Heart Bar area to try to control the fire.

 

 (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

Hotshot crews from Mill Creek keep the Lake Fire from crossing a meadow into the Heart Bar Training Facility in the San Bernardino National Forest area of Angelus Oaks.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

A helicopter drops water on the head of the Lake fire above Jenks Lake Road in the San Bernardino National Forest.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

A hotshot firefighter from Mill Creek wipes smoke from his eyes as crews keep the Lake fire from crossing a meadow into the Heart Bar Training Facility.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

A tall pine tree erupts into flames as hotshot crews from Mill Creek keep the Lake fire from crossing a meadow into the Heart Bar Training Facility.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

Hotshot crews from Mill Creek keep the Lake fire from crossing a meadow into the Heart Bar Training Facility in the San Bernardino National Forest.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

Firefighting helicopters get water from Jenks Lake while battling the Lake fire near Big Bear.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

A firefighter watches an active portion of the Lake fire along Jenks Lake Road near Big Bear, where the fire has burned about 12 square miles in the San Bernardino National Forest.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

A firefighter watches an active portion of the Lake fire along Jenks Lake Road near Big Bear.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

A firefighting helicopter draws water from Jenks Lake in the San Bernardino National Forest.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

A firefighter watches an active portion of the Lake fire at the Heart Bar Campground.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

A firefighter monitors a portion of the Lake fire along Jenks Lake Road in the San Bernardino National Forest.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

Palomar Hotshot Derek Codrey radios a dozer crew about the wall of flames coming up the ridge as the Lake fire jumps to 7,500 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

Orange smoke fills the sky as the Lake fire burns more than 7,500 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

A water-dropping helicopter above Camp Ta Ta Pochon along Jenks Lake Road. The wildfire is burning near Big Bear in the San Bernardino National Forest and has grown to 10,000 acres.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

The Lake fire burns along Jenks Lake Road in the San Bernardino National Forest.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

Trees burn on a ridge as the Lake fire jumps to  more than 7.500 acres.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

The Lake fire burns along Jenks Lake Road in the San Bernardino National Forest.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

The Palomar Hotshot crew heads to a ridge to work a containment line as the Lake fire burns more than 7.500 acres near Big Bear.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

Crews from Cal Fire use shovels to stop approaching flames as the Lake fire burns close to Jenks Lake Road in the San Bernardino National Forest area of Angelus Oaks.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

A deer crosses Jenks Lake Road as smoke and embers from the Lake fire get close to the road.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

A firefighter from Cal Fire keeps an eye on approaching flames as the Lake fire burns in the San Bernardino National Forest area of Angelus Oaks.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

A firefighter from Cal Fire douses approaching flames at the base of a giant pine tree as the Lake fire burns in the San Bernardino National Forest area of Angelus Oaks.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lake fire in the San Bernardino National Forest

Fire crews gather along Highway 38 above Heart Bar Campground, where the Lake fire has grown to 1,500 acres Thursday and forced the evacuation of five summer camps.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
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