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Lake Fire 85% contained after burning 31,359 acres

Firefighters continue to make good progress as they continue to attack the Lake Fire, which has been burning in the San Bernardino National Forest for over two weeks.

Rain helps firefighters fight Lake Fire, but not without other effects

Rain helps firefighters fight Lake Fire, but not without potential consequences

Recent rain has helped firefighting efforts on the Lake Fire, reporting 65% containment on Wednesday, however heavy rains can lead to flash floods and mudslides. Lightning storms can also spark wildfires not detected till days later.

Photo courtesy of Steve Brown, The Sun Runner

Lake Fire containment up to 65%

Firefighters continue to make progress on the Lake Fire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains.

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Joe Galli

Burns Canyon, Rimrock residents happy to be home after evacuation

The weather played a big role in helping firefighters get the upper hand on a wildfire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Megan Terlecky - KESQ/CBS Local 2

Firefighters helped by weather changes battling Lake Fire

Firefighters helped by weather changes battling Lake Fire

Photo courtesy of Steve Brown, The Sun Runner

Containment on Lake fire up to 20 percent

Firefighters are starting to make some progress on the Lake Fire thanks to cooler temperatures and higher humidity.

Timothy Kiley - KESQ/CBS Local 2

Firefighters attack Sterling Fire in San Bernardino foothills

Firefighters have their hands full in the San Bernardino mountains as another wildfire has ignited in addition to the Lake Fire.

Photo courtesy of Steve Brown, The Sun Runner

Threatened by Lake Fire, some choose not to evacuate

Threatened by Lake Fire, some choose not to evacuate

Drone grounds aerial firefighting efforts

Drones halt aerial fire containment efforts due to safety

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, were spotted early Wednesday evening by two air tankers that were en route to drop fire retardant on the Lake Fire. The aircrafts had to be grounded due to safety concerns of a possible collision with the drones.

Residents evacuate pets in midst of Lake Fire

As the Lake Fire continues to grow and containment falls to 21 percent, people in the High Desert are becoming increasingly concerned not only for themselves but for their pets as well.

Flames from Lake Fire move closer to High Desert

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued Wednesday for the Burns Canyon and Rimrock areas as the Lake Fire intensified and burned past containment efforts. A voluntary evacuation notice was also issued for Pioneertown.

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