El Dorado Fire: September 9 2020 PM 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
Percent containment: 18%
Hand Crews: 11
Fixed Wing: 4
Water Tenders: 13
Total Personnel: 977
The fire was extremely active this afternoon being influenced by Santa Ana wind conditions, a hot, dry and unstable atmosphere and fuels very receptive to burning. Crews continued working on protecting structures and increasing perimeter containment and patrolling for hot spots on the southern portion of Yucaipa Ridge. Fuels continue to burn on the interior of the fire with visual smoke seen in the Wildwood Canyon area. This burning poses no threat to the fire perimeter in this area.
On the northern portion of the Yucaipa Ridge, the fire held at the containment lines and moved laterally along Mill Creek wash with no impact to Mountain Home Village. The fire burned to the western edge of Forest Falls. Crews were actively engaged in structure protection and successfully defended multiple structures.
The fire crossed Hwy 38 east of Mountain Home Village and has grown to approximately 80 to 100 acres. Ground crews and dozers operators are working to build containment lines while air resources extinguishing with water drops.
Tonight, the fire will remain active with the predominant winds returning over the fire. Crews will be working to protect structures, securing fire line and increasing containment.
Residents in the vicinity of Mentone and Yucaipa. Please be advised that an evacuation warning is in effect for a portion of your community. Residents of Angelus Oaks, 7 Oaks, Barton Flats up to Onyx Summit, an EVACUATION ORDER has been issued for your area. Please review the Evacuation Warnings and Orders at the end of this update to determine if you are affected.
Neighbors, please heed the Evacuation Orders. 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. This fire remains very dynamic!
The Red Cross temporary evacuation point is now at Redlands East Valley High School, 31000 E. Colton Ave. in Redlands.
CLOSURES AND EVACUATIONS
NEW EVACUATION ORDER!!!
All areas between Angelus Oaks and Onyx Summit evacuate via Hwy 38 north to Big Bear.
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.
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.