The El Dorado Fire started at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 5th at El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa, has now charred 12,474 acres and is 18% contained.
Currently, the Inland Empire is anticipating a “Moderate” event, with northeast to east winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph developing across the mountains and below the canyons and passes. Humidity will drop down into the single digits and teens this afternoon and there will be poor humidity recovery tonight. Fuels are already critically dry.
Smoke will continue to impact portions of the Inland Empire and the San Gorgonio Pass.
The Southern California Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory due to smoke from the El Dorado Fire and the Bobcat Fire which is burning in the San Gabriel Valley and is 0% contained. It has burned nearly 20-thousand acres and forced evacuations around Monrovia, .Pasadena, Sierra Madre, and Altadena
– Areas east of Bryant from Highway 38 South to Yucaipa Blvd, then east on Yucaipa Blvd at Bryant intersection to Freemont Street, then South to Grande View Drive, then along Ave E southeast to the intersection of Mesa Grande, east to Wildwood Canyon Rd to include all portions of Hidden Meadows, and east to Edgar Canyon Road.
– The portion of the Cherry Valley Community that is north of Orchard St to the County Line , and East of Nancy Ave. and west of Beaumont Ave..
– Oak Glen (partial, see road closures), Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls
– New – All residents located North of Valley of the Falls Drive along Highway 38 to Onyx Summit, including the Angelus Oak, 7 Oaks and Jenks Lake Area. You must drive North to Big Bear, CA as Highway 38 is impacted by fire. Rock slides are also being reported along Highway 38 where the fire has loosened rocks.
Evacuation Warning (yellow) – Voluntary, but you should be prepared to leave at any time.
– Evacuation warning in place for east of Beaumont Ave east to Hillside Place in the Highland Springs area , North to Cherry Valley Blvd to the County Line Road.
– North of Oak Glen Road, West of Bryant, South of Highway 38, East of Garnet. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.
San Bernardino County Residents: Sign up for San Bernardino County Telephone Emergency Notification System, or call 1-888-435-7565.
– Highway 38 between Bryant St. in Yucaipa and Sugar Pine Drive in the community of Angelus Oaks
– Bryant Street Between Hwy 38 and Carter Street.
– Oak Glen Rd. between Pine Bench Rd. and Cherry Croft Dr.
– Cross Streets East of Bryant Street Between Yucaipa Blvd. and Carter St.
– Wildwood Canyon Drive between Mesa Grande and Oak Glen Road.
There is a soft closure on Highway 38 at Lake Williams Dr. (south of Big Bear, CA) to warn drivers of the closure in Angelus Oaks
Forest Closure Order of 8 National Forests:
As of 5:00 PM on Monday, September 7, the Regional Forester is closing 8 National Forests in Southern California, including the San Bernardino National Forest. This means the National Forest is temporarily closed to ALL public use due to the threat from high fire danger and firefighting resources being spread stretched to the limit. This includes driving Forest Roads, Hiking on Forest Trails, and being in any Forest Service Developed Recreation Areas. Please take the time to read and understand the Regional Forester’s Decision Letter, and view the Forest Closure Order. This order will be reviewed daily.
Photo of El Dorado Fire from U S Forest Service and Inciweb