DORADO & SNOW Fires
San Bernardino Forest El Dorado air attack
San Bernardino, CA November 16, 2020___
San Bernardino National Forest
officials announced Monday that three major fires have reached 100%
containment. The Apple, El Dorado and Snow fires were previously at 95%
containment, because uncontained perimeters were located in steep and
inaccessible terrain. Containment has now been achieved as fire in uncontained
areas has reached natural features void of vegetation.
containment has been reached, the three fires remain in a status called
uncontrolled. That means smoldering continues within the interior of the burn
scar perimeters. As an illustration of that, smoke continued to be seen from
the El Dorado Fire in the Forest Falls, California, community last week after a
winter storm brought several inches of snow to the area. "
pleased to see this improvement, but we remain cautious," said Deputy Fire
Chief Scott Howes. "We've experienced below normal precipitation and
several heat waves over the last six months. Temperatures continue to be high,
the vegetation is drying out again and there is no new precipitation in sight."
Fire restrictions remain in effect
Fire restrictions on the forests will remain in effect until
conditions improve. Campfires, dispersed camping, smoking and recreational
target shooting are among a number of temporarily prohibited activities related
to fire safety. All fire restrictions are listed at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sbnf/learning/safety-ethics/?cid=FSBDEV7_007776
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