Lakepointe Fire: Tin Mine Road / La Sierra / Lake Hills

Lakepointe Fire - 05/27/2012If you see smoke near Lake Mathews and Lake Hills, it is from the Lakepointe Fire.  As of the time I am writing this, here is the most recent update from Riverside County Fire:

Update 6:20 p.m. – Fire is holding at approximately 125 acres and is now 40% contained. Full containment expected by midnight and full control is estimated for 5/28/2012 at 6:00 p.m.. No structures threatened or damaged, no injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The incident report states that 4 helicopters, 7 air tankers, 13 engines and 150 firefighters have been assigned to fight this fire. Thank you to all of you.

Here are some of the pictures I took today (click to see larger versions):

Helicopter filling up at Lake Mathews:

Helicopter filling up at Lake MathewsHelicopter over Lake Mathews

Fire just above Lakepointe Drive in Lake Hills:

Lakepointe Fire - Engine on Lakepointe DriveLakepointe Fire - Engine on Lakepointe Drive

Helicopter water drop just over Lakepointe Drive:

Lakepointe Fire - Helicopter Water Drop over Lakepointe DriveLakepointe Fire - Helicopter Water Drop over Lakepointe Drive

Some of the airplanes:

Lakepointe Fire - Air SupportLakepointe Fire - Air Support

Lakepointe Fire - Air SupportLakepointe Fire - Air Support

If you have any pictures that you would like to share, please contact me and maybe we can include them on this site.

3 comments

  • ole

    Update from Riverside County Fire:

    Update 9:00 p.m. Final mapped size of the fire is 256 acres. The fire is 80% contained and still expected to be fully contained by midnight. Firefighters will remain on scene throughout the night with a day assignment scheduled for tomorrow. Full control still expected by 6:00 p.m.tomorrow evening. No injuries and no structures threatened or damaged. This will be the final update until tomorrow morning unless significant events at the scene warrant immediate updates.

    • ole

      Update from Riverside County Fire:

      Update 6:30 a.m.: Fire is 100% contained (midnight 05/28/2012). Five engines, one Battalion Chief, one fire crew and one water tender assigned to patrol for hot spots and improve containment lines. Control expected by 6:00 p.m.

  • Crowebirds

    We would like to thank all the firefighters on the ground and in the air for a job well done!!

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