News Release: Eldorado Fire Transitions from Unified Command
Updates: Morning Update September 26, 2020
Maps: Public Information Map September 26, 2020
High Resolution Public Information Map (pdf)
Daily Smoke Outlook: - Los Angeles and Inland Empire Areas - September 25, 2020
The El Dorado Fire has been burning for 21 days, and is currently 22,666 acres with 92% containment.
Increase in visible smoke across the fire as humidity's lower and stump holes and burning logs consume. There is still heat mid-way up along the west fork of Barton Creek to Anderson Peak that is near the perimeter but has been holding. Majority of the fire activity is in the Monkeyface drainage above the 2018 Valley Fire Scar where the fire is backing into brush and isolated timber.
Please keep in mind there will be firefighting personnel and heavy equipment working in the area. Please drive with EXTREME caution as roadway hazards may exist. slow down, do not tailgate, obey all traffic laws and expect possible traffic delays.
Weather: Temperatures are predicted to be warm, dry, and breezy later in the afternoon. Temperatures over the fire area will be 76-81 degrees.
Structural damage summary has been modified after review by DINS investigators.
Residence: Damaged 4 Destroyed: 5 Other Structures: Destroyed: 15
Please note that Highway 38 remains closed from Bryant Street. to Mile Marker 37 (located approx. 3 miles west of Onyx Summit). Residents are allowed access to their communities with proper proof of residency. The utility companies, and CalTrans continue repairing critical infrastructure. Please be cautious and aware of crews working in the area.
Smoke will continue to impact portions of the Inland Empire and the San Gorgonio Pass area today and tonight, although much of the smoke in the upper atmosphere is from fires in central California. The Southern California AQMD has issued a
Smoke Advisory due to smoke from the El Dorado Fire and the Bobcat Fire. Visit www.airnow.gov for air quality updates in your area.
Residents of Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls , Angelus Oaks, Seven Oaks and Barton Flats have been allowed to return but remain under an evacuation warning.
Residents as you return home, please keep in mind that there will be firefighting personnel, heavy equipment and other cooperators working in the area and be aware of existing hazards. Please drive with EXTREME caution. Slow down, do not tailgate, obey all traffic laws and expect possible traffic delays.
Updated evacuation information: https://sbcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9b818cd8a7a24c9a96361f5fc3be0803
Emergency Notification Systems:
San Bernardino County Assistant Fire Chief Kat Opliger talks about the importance of the Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS) in helping San Bernardino County manage evacuation notifications during fires and other emergencies.
San Bernardino County Residents: Sign up for San Bernardino County Telephone Emergency Notification System, or call 1-888-435-7565.
Riverside County Residents: Sign up for the Riverside County Swift911 System. Visit https://www.rivcoready.org/ for updated information and preparedness information.
Forest Closure Order National Forests:
The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announced that current closure orders and fire prohibitions in California have been extended. This decision will be evaluated daily, taking fire and weather conditions into account. The fire prohibition includes building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove. All four Forests in Southern California, the Cleveland, San Bernardino, Angeles, and Los Padres remain closed to all public use due to the extreme fire conditions and critical limitations on firefighting resources. Regional Forest Closure Order. Regional Fire Restriction Order
Extended Forest Closure Orders
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday September 05th, 2020 approx. 10:30 AM|
|Location||Yucaipa Ridge area, West Oak Glen, San Bernardino Mountains|
|Incident Commander||Mike Wakowski,Incident Commander,California Interagency Incident Management Team 13|
|Coordinates||34.053 latitude, -116.992 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||92%|
Grass and Chaparral transitioning to timber in higher elevations
Increase in visible smoke across the fire as humidity's lower and stump holes and burning logs consume.
There is still heat mid-way up along the west fork of Barton Creek to Anderson Peak that is near the perimeter but has been holding.
Majority of the fire activity is in the Monkeyface drainage above the 2018 Valley Fire Scar where the fire is backing into brush and isolated timber.
Crews will continue to aggressively strengthen control lines and eliminate hot spots along the perimeter in preparation for Saturday's predicted wind event.
Today's observed as of 1430:
Maximum temperatures ranged from 82 to 87 degrees at 3,000 feet and 79 to 84 degrees at 6,000 feet.
Minimum relative humidity values were between 11 and 18 percent.
Winds were southwest to west at 6 to 11 mph, with gusts to around 18 mph.