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Silverwood fire at 7.5 acres and 30% contained; Lake and campground are open

UPDATE @ 5:30 PM – The silver fire is at 7.5 acres with 30% containment. The campground and lake are open and no highway closures.

LAKE SILVERWOOD, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Fire crews are battling a vegetation fire at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Park.

The fire dubbed the Silver Fire was reported at 1:10 pm, on July 14, 2018, near parking lot 3 and is estimated to be three acres in size.

According to a tweet from San Bernardino County Fire, the forward rate of spread has been stopped and no structures are threatened. The fire was last reported to be burning in a northeast direction towards the lake.

Water dropping helicopters are on scene assisting along with hand crews who are continuing to reinforce containment lines around the fire.

According to unconfirmed reports, people at the lake are being asked to evacuate.

Victor Valley News member Berenice Preciado, said the fire was right by them and they were told to leave everything behind and evacuate. “I think we grabbed everything. The scariest thing was the kids and not having them panic,” stated Preciado.

The California Highway Patrol has closed westbound traffic on SR-138 at Pilot Rock, according to CHP logs.

As of now the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Information will be updated as it becomes available.

(Photo by Shawna Glaum)
(Photo by Berenice Preciado)
(Photo by Berenice Preciado)

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