Weather Alert

El Dorado Fire Near Yucaipa Chars 10,574 Acres, Fouls Desert Air

As of 7 a-m Tuesday Sept 8th 2020:

 

Evacuation orders have been extended to portions of Cherry Valley and Oak Glen, due to the 10,574-acre El Dorado Fire burning near Yucaipa.

The fire started at 10:20 a.m. Saturday September 5th, caused by a smoke-emitting firework used at a gender-reveal party at EL Dorado Ranch Park.

Hot, and dry conditions helped the fire quickly spread north to the Yucaipa Ridge.

The U.S. Forest  Service has evacuation orders in place for residents living in the area between the county line to the north, Beaumont Avenue to the west, Orchard Street to the south and Nancy Lane to the east.

The American Red Cross set up evacuation centers at Yucaipa Community Center, Steele Canyon High School and Joan MacQueen Middle School, where the organization is providing evacuees with hotel rooms.

The EL Dorado Fire is 16% contained.

Air Quality throughout the Coachella Valley and the San Gorgonio Pass and into the local mountains is not good.

Avoid outdoor activities.

The U.S. Forest  Service  has closed  several national forests as a result of wildfires in California,  including the San Bernardino National Forest and Cleveland National Forest in the Inland Empire.

 

 

Photo by Inciweb and U S Forest Service


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