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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: September 26, 2020 Daily Update

El Dorado Fire Wildfire
News – 9/26/2020


Today, firefighters continue the search for hidden hotspots near containment lines and conduct mop up in Angelus Oaks, Jenks Lake, and near the west fork of Barton Creek. Firefighters continue to build and re-enforce containment lines in the last remaining sections of fire line within the wilderness. Pockets of unburned fuel continue to cause smoke along Hwy 38. Flames may be visible (especially at night) but, are well within containment lines. Firefighters are working around the clock in the communities.

A large pocket of burning fuel remains in the Monkey Face Creek area near San Bernardino Peak. Residents may see large columns of smoke visible from both Yucaipa and Big Bear Areas. Please know that there is no threat to containment lines as a result of these fuels burning out.

There will be a community meeting for mountain residents in Angelus Oaks today, September 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. located at San Bernardino County Fire Station 98 located at 5766 Frontage Road, Angelus Oaks, CA. Representatives from the incident and public agencies will update community members on the current progress on the fire and recovery efforts.

While firefighters make the final push towards full containment of the El Dorado Fire, they must fulfill another extremely important task. Firefighters must be on the lookout for equipment in the field that is no longer needed for the current situation. The GPS location is mapped, the type and amount of equipment is noted and arrangements are made to repair and put back into service on other fires.

WEATHER: Temperatures are predicted to be warm, dry, and breezy later in the afternoon. Temperatures over the fire area will be 76-81 degrees.

ROAD CLOSURES:  Please note that Highway 38 remains closed from Bryant Street. to Mile Marker 37 (located approx. 3 miles west of Onyx Summit). Residents are allowed access to their communities with proper identification. Residents may gain access to their homes from either Big Bear or Yucaipa on Highway 38.

EVACUATIONS:  All evacuation orders have been lifted. Previously evacuated communities remain under an evacuation warning. As you return home, please keep in mind that there will be firefighting personnel, heavy equipment and other cooperators working in the area. Please drive with EXTREME caution. Slow down, obey all traffic laws and expect possible traffic delays.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOREST CLOSURES: The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announced that current closure orders and fire prohibitions in California have been extended. This decision will be evaluated daily, taking fire and weather conditions into account. The fire prohibition includes building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove.

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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