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Most of Lake Arrowhead reopened to residents

Most but not all San Bernardino Mountain communities affected by the wildfires reopened to residents at noon today.

Mandatory evacuation orders were lifted for the majority of Lake Arrowhead and the communities of Twin Peaks, Rim Forest, Blue Jay, Agua Fria, Deer Lodge Park, Sky Forest and Cedar Glen. Reentry passes are not required.

A mandatory evacuation order remains in effect for areas of Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs, Arrowbear and Green Valley Lake that suffered extensive fire damage.

Highways 18 and 138 will reopen to traffic in areas where the mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted.

Staff from the San Bernardino County Environmental Health Department will be at mountain fire stations passing out gloves, masks and information for returning residents.

Power was off in many areas long enough to spoil food. Since the power was restored, items have had time to refreeze. County officials warn that these food items are a potential health hazard.

California 330 and roads to Running Springs remain closed.

-- Jeffrey L. Rabin

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