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El Dorado Fire

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San Bernardino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
602 S. Tippecanoe Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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El Dorado Fire Morning Update for September 14, 2020

El Dorado Fire Wildfire
News – 9/14/2020

CURRENT CONDITIONS:

The El Dorado Fire burned actively overnight and has become established into Mountain Home Creek. Any remaining residents in Angelus Oaks are asked to evacuate NOW.   Firefighters have built a contingency line between the fire and the Angelus Oaks community to plan for this possibility. Currently, the fire is near Angelus Oaks but burning actively upslope towards San Bernardino Peak (northwest) as it aligns with canyons and upslope wind influence. The weather remains dry and hot with unstable air over the fire area. Increased smoke will be visible from the surrounding communities.

Fire resources will continue building indirect handlines and directly attacking the fire while air resources support the efforts on the ground with water and retardant drops to slow the fire progression.  Structure protection continues in the Angelus Oaks area.

Along Hwy 38, the fire continues to back down the slope and burn eastward along Mill Creek. The fire continues to actively creep down to the Forest Falls community. The fire line behind Forest Falls continues to hold and firefighters continue to  work in and around this community. Fire crews continue working to extend the fire line along Mill Creek from Vivian Creek to last month’s Apple Fire scar.

Residents of Mountain Home, we ask for your patience.  Our work in and around your community is not complete yet and we ask that you stay away from your homes for a little longer.