San Bernardino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
602 S. Tippecanoe Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Start Date: 9/05/2020
Location: Oak Glen/West Yucaipa in
San Bernardino County CA
Size: 7050 acres
Percent containment: 5%
Cause: Human-caused, under investigation
Hand Crews: 10
Fixed Wing: 3
Water Tenders: 10
Total Personnel: 527
The fire is burning up the south side of Yucaipa Ridge above the communities of Oak Glen and the North Bench area of Yucaipa. It has crested Yucaipa Ridge and continues to burn on the north slope towards the communities of Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls. There is one confirmed outbuilding destroyed with damage assessment teams currently working in the area to confirm the extent of the damage, the number of structures involved and their location.
The weather will remain dry and hot throughout the night with an elevated temperature and relative humidity at 20 percent. The winds will remain downslope at 3 to 5 mph with gusts to 10 mph. This will result in continued active fire behavior throughout the night. Life safety is always the priority. Fire crews remain protecting structures in the communities affected as well as using retardant and water drops from aircraft equipped for night operations to continue to build line around the fire.
Residents, please heed evacuation orders, and holiday travelers, please stay out of the fire area. Due to the number of fires across California and the West, firefighting resources are in short supply. All fire agencies involved have increased staffing to support firefighting efforts, however, we all need to assist in keeping the firefighters focused on firefighting and not on managing people.
CIIMT 11, a Type 2 Incident Management Team, is managing the El Dorado Fire for the San Bernardino National Forest in unified command with the City of Yucaipa, San Bernardino County Fire, Cal Fire BDU, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol.
CLOSURES AND EVACUATIONS (Holiday travelers, please note!)
SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST RECREATION CLOSURES
Note: All visitors should be prepared for the possibility of future closures at a moment’s notice.