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EL DORADO FIRE UPDATE
VEGETATION FIRE
EL DORADO PARK - OAK GLEN ROAD, YUCAIPA
VEGETATION FIRE - EL DORADO PARKAIPA - AIRCRAFT ON ORDER AND ENROUTE

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THURSDAY 9/17
UNITS RESPONDING: SBCO FEDCOM CALCOM OES IMT CITY CHP CALTRANS SO (SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST SERVICE )
ADDITIONAL AGENCIES: US FOREST SERVICE CALFIRE CHP CALTRANS
INCIDENT NAME: EL DORADO FIRE - WED PM - 18,506 ACRES - 63% CONTAINMENT

INCIDENT INFORMATION
UNIFIED COMMAND: CAL FIRE BDU/Yucaipa, San Bernardino National Forest, San Bernardino County
Fire, San Bernardino County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol
Start Date: 9/05/2020
Location: Oak Glen/West Yucaipa in
San Bernardino County CA
Size: 17,598 acres
Percent containment: 54%
Cause: Human-caused
ASSIGNED RESOURCES:
Hand Crews: 19
Helicopters: 11
Engines: 205
Dozers: 17
Water Tenders: 20
Total Personnel: 1,319
Injuries: 10
Structures Threatened: 16,117 Residence: Damaged 2 Destroyed: 4
Other Str: Damaged 4 Destroyed: 6


CURRENT CONDITIONS:
The El Dorado Fire remains very dynamic as the terrain driven fire aligns with the predominant
wind influences in the area. Fire activity slowly burned down slope towards the Angelus Oaks
community overnight allowing fire resources the opportunity to secure indirect and direct
handlines in preparation for active fire potential today.


Firefighters are poised and ready to conduct firing operations around Angeles Oaks if needed.
Fire crews are in position to directly attack the fire with both hand lines and hose lines.
Predicted winds have changed over the fire today with a southwest wind influence at 8 to 10
mph gusting to 20 mph over 6,000 feet elevation. The weather remains dry and hot and the fire
will align with topography and burn actively upslope towards the San Bernardino Peak
(northeast) towards the Lake Fire scar.


There is NO evacuation directive for Big Bear residents AT THIS TIME. Please monitor official
sources for any changes including the San Bernardino National Forest information listed at 
the top of this update, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, the CAL Fire San Bernardino Unit
and San Bernardino County Fire.


Along Hwy 38, the fire activity continues to slowly back down the slope and burn eastward
along Mill Creek. The fire line behind Forest Falls continues to hold and firefighters continue to
work in and around this community. Fire crews continue working to secure the fire line along
Mill Creek from Vivian Creek to last month’s Apple Fire scar.


Residents of Mountain Home, we continue to ask for your patience. Our work in and around
your community is not complete yet. Power lines are still down and we ask that you stay away
from your homes for a little longer.


WEATHER: The weather will remain hot and dry. Predictive Services division of the Southern
California Geographic Area Coordination Center has issued a fuels advisory for excessively dry
fuels throughout California due to drought conditions and hot temperatures.


ROAD CLOSURES: Highway 38 is closed between Bryant St. to the south and Onyx Summit to the
north


EVACUATIONS: Evacuation Orders Remain In Effect for Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls,
Angelus Oaks and Seven Oaks. All residents who have not yet evacuated in the Angelus Oaks
area please leave!!! Check the following map link for updated evacuation information:
https://sbcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9b818cd8a7a24c9a9636
1f5fc3be0803


TRAVEL NOTES: The El Dorado Fire Unified Incident Commanders continue to ask visitors to
consider rescheduling planned visits to the Big Bear area due to fire activity. Please check the
Big Bear Fire Department Travel Advisory for the reasons why: https://bigbearfire.com/
SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST RECREATION

 

CLOSURES:The entire Forest was closed to all public use at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7. Please see
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sbnf/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD799192 for more information.

The El Dorado Fire started at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 5 at El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa, Calif.   The fire is currently estimated at 8,600 acres with 7% containment.  The fire burned actively through the overnight hours, laying down around midnight, but then picking up around 3:30 am.  The fire dropped off  of Yucaipa Ridge toward the Pine Bench area overnight.  A large plume dominated column collapsed yesterday afternoon, pushing back down into the fire and spreading fire in several directions.  Notable, the fire pushed south across the north east edge of Yucaipa, prompting several evacuation order changes.   Fire continues to back down Yucaipa Ridge toward Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls, but remains mid-slope on the ridge above those communities.    Thicker smoke will continue to impact portions of the Inland Empire and the San Gorgonio Pass area today.  The Southern California AQMD has issued a Smoke Advisory due to smoke from the El Dorado Fire.   Visit www.airnow.gov for air quality updates in your area.

CAL FIRE has determined that the cause of the El Dorado fire was human caused.   


Unified Command Partners
 - CAL FIRE BDU 
- San Bernardino County Fire 
- San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department 
- California Highway Patrol 
- City of Yucaipa 
- San Bernardino National Forest 
 

Aviation and Drone Safety: 
The FAA has issued a Safety No Fly Zone for civilian aircraft around the El Dorado Fire.  Restricted Air Space is 5 Nautical Mile Radius from the Fire, and below 10,000 feet.  This includes all types of personal hobby drones.  Remember, If you Fly, We Cant!   For specifics, please visit the FAA NOTAM Webpage.

Incident Information

Basic Information

Current as of9/7/2020, 11:10:20 AM

Incident TypeWildfire

CauseHuman Caused

Date of OriginSaturday September 05th, 2020 approx. 10:30 AM

LocationYucaipa Ridge area, West Oak Glen, San Bernardino Mountains

Incident CommanderC. Fogle, CA Interagency Incident Management Team 11 and numerous cooperators in Unified Command.

Coordinates34.053 latitude, -116.992 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel619

Size8,600 Acres

Percent of Perimeter Contained7%

Fuels Involved

Grass and Chaparral transitioning to timber in higher elevations

Significant Events

The fire was active throughout the burning period laying down after midnight but picking up again around 0330hrs. The activity pushed down into the Pine Bench

Outlook

Planned Actions

Engines will provide structure defense in the communities that are impacted by the fire. Other resources will work on perimeter control supported by the air assets.  

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