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October 29, 2003 07:27PM

From the LA Times website this afternoon:


In San Bernardino, blazes were "engulfing the Lake Arrowhead area" by 3 p.m., said Carol Beckely of the U.S. Forest Service.

Homes were also ablaze this afternoon in Cedarpines Park, west of Lake Arrowhead, and were approaching Hesperia to the north. There were no official estimates, but fire authorities said the damage in Cedarpines Park was comparable to that in Lake Arrowhead. Farther west, as far as Sawpit Canyon, the blaze jumped the lower end of Silverwood Lake and moved into Summit Canyon. At least 25 houses burned in the area.

To the east, in Hook Creek Canyon in the Cedar Glen area, dozens of houses burned - and perhaps many more.

The lake and its namesake city are nestled in a forest of pine, cedar and dogwood at an altitude of 5,100 feet, and draw people year-round for camping, swimming and skiing.

In the surrounding areas, evacuations were ordered in more than 25 residential communities, including southern Hesperia, the Oak Hills-Summit Valley cluster, Telephone Canyon and Las Flores.

Overall, more than 900 buildings have succumbed to flames from the San Bernardino County blazes.

The fire is also rampaging in Cedar Pine Park, she said. "There is extensive damage there as well," Beckely said.

About 10 miles to the east of the lake, another flank of the Old fire was pinned down in the Santa Ana Canyon, held back from mountain resort towns in the Big Bear area.
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