Updated at 10:00 PM
18,092 acres 61% containment
Structures Threatened: 26,031
Residence: Damaged 2 Destroyed
Other Structures: Damaged 4 Destroyed: 6
Tuesday Evening SEPT 15th
FIRE BDU/Yucaipa, San Bernardino National Forest,
San Bernardino County Fire,
San Bernardino County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol
Oak Glen/West Yucaipa in
San Bernardino County CA
Hand Crews: 22
Damaged 2 Destroyed
Str: Damaged 4 Destroyed: 6
Firefighting efforts continued today as the El
Dorado Fire progressed slowly downslope toward Angelus Oaks. Fire
managers are pleased with the low-intensity burn in this area. If
conditions change – especially a shift in wind direction or speed –
firefighters are prepared to defend Angelus Oaks should the fire begin burning
The fire is getting close to State Route 38 but
has not reached it. At this rate of fire progression, firefighters will
use SR-38 as a fuel-break and halt the spread of the fire.
There is equipment all along SR-38 as firefighters
work to preparing defensible space along the road. A contingency line has been
put in place to direct the fire into the Lake Fire scar and away from
the Barton Flats area. Air resources worked throughout the day
making retardant drops to strengthen containment lines in this area.
Along State Route-38 near Mountain Home Village,
the fire activity continues to slowly back down the slope and burn eastward
along Mill Creek on the south side. The fire line behind Forest Falls is
holding and firefighters continue to work in and around this community. Across
the Mill Creek streambed at the eastern end of the canyon, fire crews are
securing the fire line along Mill Creek from Vivian Creek to last month’s Apple
There is NO evacuation directive
for Big Bear Valley residents AT THIS TIME. Please monitor official sources
for any changes including the San Bernardino National Forest information listed
at the top of this update, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, the CAL Fire San
Bernardino Unit and San Bernardino County Fire.
All residents waiting to return home, we ask for
your continued patience. Our work in and around your community is not
complete yet. Power lines are still down and we ask that you remain
evacuated and support the firefighters by staying out of the way.
The weather will remain hot and dry. Predictive
Services division of the Southern California Geographic Area Coordination
Center has issued a fuels advisory for excessively dry fuels throughout California
due to drought conditions and hot temperatures.
Ø ROAD CLOSURES: State
Route 38 is closed between Bryant Street to the south and
Onyx Summit to the north
EVACUATIONS: Evacuation Orders Remain in Effect for Mountain
Home Village, Forest Falls, Angelus Oaks and Seven Oaks. All residents who
have not yet evacuated in the Angelus Oaks area please leave.
Check the following map link for updated evacuation
TRAVEL NOTES: The El Dorado Fire Unified Incident Commanders
continue to ask visitors to consider rescheduling
planned visits to the Big Bear area due to fire activity.
Please check the Big Bear Fire Department Travel
Advisory for the reasons why: https://bigbearfire.com/
BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST RECREATION CLOSURES: The
entire Forest was closed to all public use at 5:00 P.M. Monday, September 7th.
Please refer to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sbnf/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD799192 for
Tuesday September 15, 2020 A.M.
West Yucaipa in
Bernardino County CA
Size: 17,892 acres