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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 Daily Update for September 27, 2020

El Dorado Fire Wildfire
News – 9/27/2020


A local Red Flag warning has been declared for 9:00PM tonight to 5:00PM Monday, a red flag warning is a forecast warning issued by the National Weather Service to inform area firefighting and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for extreme burning conditions, and rapid fire spread. 

Fire activity near containment lines continue to be minimal. Firefighters continue to search for hidden hotspots near containment lines and conduct mop up in the Angelus Oaks, Jenks Lake areas and near the west fork of Barton Creek. Firefighters are building containment lines in the last remaining sections of fire line within the wilderness. Pockets of unburned fuel will likely still cause smoke along Hwy 38. Flames may be visible (especially at night) but, are well within containment lines.  

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. This fire activity is likely to last several days. 

There was a community meeting for mountain residents in Angelus Oaks yesterday at San Bernardino County Fire Station 98. The meeting was well attended by the community with over 100 in attendance. Representatives from the incident and public agencies updated community members on the current progress being made on the fire and community impacts.  

WEATHER: The area is under a Red Flag Warning in effect from 9:00PM tonight to through 5:00PM Monday September 28th. East winds and very low humidity are predicted during this period. Temperatures over the fire area will be 80-84 degrees. Winds today will be 5-10 mph with gusts to 20 mph. 

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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