San Bernardino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
602 S. Tippecanoe Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408
El Dorado Fire: September 9 2020 AM Update
Public Information: San Bernardino National Forest: Twitter:
Phone: (909) 383-5688 www.fs.usda.gov/sbnf twitter.com/SanBernardio_NF
Incident Website: Facebook:
Unified Command: CAL FIRE BDU/RRU/Yucaipa, San Bernardino National Forest, San Bernardino County Fire, San Bernardino County Sheriff, Riverside County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol
Start Date: 9/05/2020
Location: Oak Glen/West Yucaipa in
San Bernardino County CA
Size: 11,479 acres
Percent containment: 19%
Hand Crews: 11
Fixed Wing: 4
Water Tenders: 13
Total Personnel: 977
Crews worked throughout the night extinguishing flare ups and hot spots around structures and reinforcing the perimeter of the fire. Winds developed over the fire at 10 mph causing unburned islands of fuel to burn and produce a lot of smoke in the area. The perimeter of the fire held last night. Damage assessment teams are still investigating the number of structures affected and the extent of the damages.
Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. tonight. Winds are predicted today from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph and gusting to 15 mph. The weather is expected to remain dry and hot. There is active burning inside of the perimeter of the fire with the possibility for increased rollout from falling trees. The vegetation is very dry. Isolated torching of fuels can cause a threat of long-range spotting under windy conditions. The potential for a terrain driven fire with a rapid rate of spread remains a threat as wind direction and canyons get into alignment today. Aircraft will be over the fire today working to extinguish active burning inside of the fire perimeter, however, aircraft might be unable to fly due to wind and visibility.
Residents in the vicinity of Mentone and Yucaipa, please be advised that an evacuation warning is in effect for a portion of your community. Please review the new Evacuation Warning at the end of this update to determine if you are affected.
Residents, again, please be patient with this fire fight. The vegetation is very dry and the winds could change at any time. Stay vigilant and check Inciweb, Twitter and Facebook for changes on the #ElDoradoFire. There are physical signboards at the Stater Bros. shopping center in Beaumont at 1430 Beaumont Ave., 1775 east Lugonia Ave. in Redlands near the Starbucks and 11365 Bryant St. Yucaipa in the Stater Bros shopping center.
The Red Cross temporary evacuation point is now at Redlands East Valley High School, 31000 E. Colton Ave. in Redlands.
CLOSURES AND EVACUATIONS
Evacuation Order: Yucaipa Blvd at Bryant intersection to the east. Yucaipa Blvd to Ave E southeast to the intersection of Mesa Grande, east to Wildwood Canyon Rd to include all portions of Hidden Meadows and the southern portion of the Cherry Valley Community from Nancy Lane east to Beaumont Ave. Including portions of Riverside County down to Orchard St.
Oak Glen (see road closures), Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls and North Bench Yucaipa (north of Oak Glen Rd. to Highway 38 and both sides of Bryant St east & west north of Oak Glen Rd.).
Evacuation Warning: Evacuation warning in place for Beaumont Ave east to Hillside Place in the Highland Springs area to the Apple Fire burn perimeter to the north and Cherry Valley Blvd to the south.
NEW EVACUATION WARNING!!! The areas bounded by the following streets are now in an evacuation warning:
North of Oak Glen Road
West of Bryant
South of Highway 38
East of Garnet
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.