San Bernardino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
602 S. Tippecanoe Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408
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: 14,212 acres
Percent containment: 41%
Hand Crews: 22
Water Tenders: 20
Total Personnel: 1468
Structures Threatened: 8,000 Residence: Damaged 2 Destroyed: 4
Other Str: Damaged 4 Destroyed: 6
North side of El Dorado Fire Perimeter:
Hotshot crews began direct line construction in the Skinner Creek area above Hwy 38. They are being supported by specialized hose lays that are refilled by helicopters into portable tanks. This is needed due to the elevation change and rugged topography.
Dozer lines are established south of Angelus Oaks along Hwy 38 for community protection. Ground crews are actively constructing a contingency line between Hwy 38 and the 2015 Lake Fire burn scar.
The fire continues to back downhill above Forest Falls. Crews worked to extend the fire line along Mill Creek to Mill Creek Jumpoff. They will also be looking for opportunities to connect natural barriers i.e. rocks and scree slopes to prevent fire movement eastward.
South side of El Dorado Fire Perimeter:
Smoke will remain visible in the Yucaipa and Oak Glen areas as unburned fuels within the fire perimeter continue to burn. Fire crews continue to patrol this area.
The weather remains hot and dry with upslope winds during the afternoons and downslope winds in the evening. 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.
• Highway 38 is closed between Bryant St. to the south and Lake Williams Dr. to the north
• Topaz St. is closed at Bryant St. to eastbound traffic
• Juniper Ave. is closed at Bryant St.
• Carter St. is closed between Bryant St. and Jefferson St.
• Ivy is closed between Bryant St. and Jefferson St.
• Oak Glen Rd. access to residents, businesses and business support services only between lower Potato Cyn Rd. and Pine Bench Rd.
• Fremont St is closed at Carter St.
For residents east of the intersection of Hwy 38 and Bryant St. to Onyx Summit, including Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls, Angelus Oaks and Seven Oaks REMAIN IN EFFECT.
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.