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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, September 16, 2020

El Dorado Fire Wildfire
News – 9/16/2020

Last night, the El Dorado Fire continued to slowly back down towards Hwy 38 in the vicinity of Angelus Oaks. The fire burned at low intensity as desired, and fire crews are working on widening the defensible space on Hwy 38.

The fire did burn to a dozer line at Spruce Ave in Angelus Oaks.  It did not reach any structures.  The containment line held and firefighters stopped the fire.

A high pressure weather system is over the fire today resulting in winds from the southwest. The weather remains dry and hot and the fire will align with topography and is expected to burn actively upslope towards the San Bernardino Peak (northeast) towards the Lake Fire scar.

There is NO evacuation directive for Big Bear residents AT THIS TIME. Please monitor official sources for any changes including the San Bernardino National Forest information listed at the top of this update, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, the CAL Fire San Bernardino Unit and San Bernardino County Fire.

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

All residents waiting to return home:  we ask for your continued patience. Our work in and around your community is not complete yet. We are re-evaluating this daily with the utility companies, CalTrans, CHP and San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department. We ask that you continue to support the firefighters by staying out of the way until we can open your neighborhood safely for you.

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