‚ÄčCALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT of FORESTRY and FIRE PROTECTION

 

SAN BERNARDINO/ INYO/ MONO UNIT

El Dorado Fire CAUSE 

    

September 7, 2020 6:00 P.M.___ Yucaipa, CA ___

CAL FIRE Law Enforcement has determined the El Dorado Fire, burning near Oak Glen in San Bernardino County, was caused by a smoke generating pyrotechnic device, used during a gender reveal party.  The pyrotechnic device is like a smoke bomb.         

The fire began at 10:23 A.M. Saturday morning, September 5, 2020 in the El Dorado Bike Park located at Oak Glen Road in Yucaipa. The fire spread from the park to the north on to Yucaipa Ridge that separates Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls from the City of Yucaipa.

CAL FIRE reminds the public that with the dry conditions and critical fire weather, it doesn't take much to start a wildfire. Those responsible for starting fires due to negligence or illegal activity can be held financially and criminally responsible.  

>>> For more information about how you and your family can prepare for wildfire visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org   

And EFFECT

Of a Human Error ?!


Incident name: EL DORADO FIRE  

Evacuation orders Sept 7, 2020

Mandatory orders for all residents north of Carter Street, east & west of Bryant Street.

Please follow the directions and calmly leave the area. Evacuations remain in effect for Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls and .North Bench Yucaipa and Oak Glen. 

UPDATE: Monday (09-07-20) 11:00 P.M. evening –  

Good progress was made today.  Firefighters were able to put a black line around the Mountain Home Village, to protect homes in that community.  A burnout operation was also conducted on the eastern perimeter, to push the fire into the already burnt areas of the Apple Fire (August 2020).

As Monday 7:00 P.M. vegetation fire has burned 7% containment.  


                         


 


It has been determined by the El Dorado Fire Investigators

that the fire was caused by a smoke generating pyrotechnic device.

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Smoke-generating device

Please consult the internet for more information.