Fire crews have been battling a 1,500+ acre wildfire in The San Bernardino Mountains. The Lake Fire has forced hundreds of campers to evacuate the area, near Big Bear, and Highway 38 has been closed.
“The fire is burning fairly aggressively in the San Gorgonio Wilderness, east of Redlands, and the smoke is visible throughout the Inland Empire,” John Miller with the U.S. Forest Service told CBS 2. “It has burned aggressively all night. As we all know, we’ve gone through a drought. The fuels up there are extremely dry. And yesterday afternoon into the evening we’ve seen erratic winds. The fire was spotting up to a mile ahead of itself.”