As of 10 a-m on Tuesday Sept 15th 2020:
The El Dorado Fire has burned 17,598 acres north of Yucaipa and is 54% contained.
The El Dorado Fire burned actively throughout the day as the topography aligned with upslope wind influence allowing for active head fire runs. 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) towards the Lake Fire scar.
Fire activity will remain active overnight due to dry and hot weather with limited relative humidity recovery and a down canyon wind influence. Firefighters are poised and ready to conduct firing operations around Angeles Oaks if needed. The fire may back downslope gently towards the community. Fire crews are in position to directly attack the fire with both hand lines and hose lines.
There are NO evacuation orders or warnings for Big Bear residents at this time!!!
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.
Residents of Mountain Home, we continue to ask for your patience. Our work in and around your community is not complete yet. Power lines are still down and we ask that you stay away from your homes for a little longer
The fire is currently estimated at 16,490 acres with 53% containment. Residences: 4 destroyed, and 2 damaged; Minor structures/outbuildings: 6 destroyed, and 4 damaged.
The area east of Bryant Street on Highway 38 REMAINS UNDER AN EVACUATION ORDER. This including Mountain Home, Forest Falls, Angelus Oak, 7 Oaks and Barton Flats / Jenks Lake Area east to Onyx Summit.
Big Bear residents, please monitor the El Dorado Fire and stay informed on fire conditions. Please check social media platforms frequently for updates on the #ElDoradoFire.
Fire Managers and Big Bear Emergency Agencies issued a Travel Advisory Notice for visitors to the Big Bear Area, who are urged to consider postponing their travel due to the El Dorado Fire.
A Red Cross is located at the Redlands East Valley High School, 31000 E. Colton Ave. Redlands.
Photo from Southern California Edison via Inciweb and U S Forest Service