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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 24, 2020

El Dorado Fire Wildfire
News – 9/24/2020


Overnight, fire activity remained minimal due to cooler temperatures and higher humidity. Firefighters continue to work on hot spots near Angelus Oaks, Jenks Lake, and near the west fork of Barton Creek. Today’s focus is for firefighters to build and re-enforce containment lines, and mop-up in these areas. While, good progress is being made in these critical areas, trees that are burning out could fall across containment lines. Crews are addressing these hazardous trees throughout the day. Spot fires remain a concern due to critically dry fuels. Rolling hot material remains a concern, but is diminishing daily.

Rock and debris slides that had caused the closure of Highway 38 between mile marker 16 and 17 has somewhat stabilized with less rocks coming down onto the roadway. The highway remains open only to emergency vehicles. Caltrans continues to patrol the highway, clear rocks and fall hazardous trees.

Please keep in mind there remains firefighting personnel and heavy equipment working in the area. Please drive with EXTREME caution as roadway hazards may exist. Slow down, obey all traffic laws and expect possible traffic delays.

WEATHER: High pressure will continue across the area through the end of the week with dry conditions. Winds will be generally light with typical daytime patterns Temps in the fire area are forecasted to be 79-84 degrees.

ROAD CLOSURES:  Highway 38 between Bryant St. to the south and Onyx Summit to the north. Residents of Forest Falls and Mountain Home Village will be allowed through with proof of residency.

EVACUATIONS: The Evacuation order for community of Rainbow Lane near Onyx Summit has been lifted and residents have been allowed to return with proper identification.  Incident commanders continue daily to assess the risk to effected communities. firefighters are working hard in the area and conditions are improving; however, evacuation orders remain in effect for residents from Angelus Oaks up to Onyx Summit. Residents of Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls have been allowed to return but, remain under an evacuation warning.

Residents as you return home, please keep in mind that there will be firefighting personnel, heavy equipment and other cooperators working in the area and be aware of existing hazards. Please drive with EXTREME caution. Slow down, do not tailgate, obey all traffic laws and expect possible traffic delays.

Updated evacuation information:

Be prepared for disaster. The Ready San Bernardino County app will help you prepare and plan for how to respond to a disaster in your area.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOREST CLOSURES: All four Forests in Southern California, the Cleveland, San Bernardino, Angeles, and Los Padres remain closed to all public use due to the extreme fire conditions and critical limitations on firefighting resources. Regional Order No. 20-12 Emergency Forest Closure

RETURNING HOME AFTER A WILDFIRE:  Although wildfire damage can be immeasurable, the danger is not over after the flames are put out. Flash flooding and debris flows, structural damage, road instability, and damaged trees are just some of the dangers that exist after a wildfire.


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