El Dorado Fire
Oak Glen, Mountain Home Village, Forest
Falls, North Bench Yucaipa,
State Route 38, Yucaipa Blvd, East Bryant
Update: September 6,
2020, 5:00 P.M.
4:17 P.M. updated evacuation order for Yucaipa:
north of Yucaipa Blvd and east of Bryant. Please use caution and leave the
Units responding: DIV 3 E338
E339 E50 E51
H22z HT 3HT PT36 PT38 WT234
(San Bernardino National Forest
Service) Additional Agencies: US Forest
EL DORADO FIRE
Sunday 10:00 A.M. approx size – 3010 acres
Evacuation orders Sept 6, 2020 at 4:00 P.M.
Mandatory orders for all residents north of Carter
St., east & west of Bryant.
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.
Start Date: 9/05/2020
Location: Oak Glen/West Yucaipa in
Size: 3010 acres
Percent containment: 5%
Cause: Human-caused, under investigation
Hand Crews: 10
Fixed Wing: 3
Water Tenders: 10
El Dorado Fire started Saturday September 5, 2020 at approximately 10:20 A.M.
at the El Dorado Bike Park, near Oak Glen Road. Due to very dry
vegetation, very steep terrain and very hot weather, the fire has been
extremely active. The fire is burning up the south side Yucaipa Ridge above the
communities of Oak Glen and the North Bench area of Yucaipa. It has crested
Yucaipa Ridge and is burning on the north slope towards the communities of
Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls. Due to this steep ridgeline terrain,
one main mode of fire spread is rollouts. These are fallen burning trees
rolling down hill and igniting vegetation that burns back upslope. Rollouts are
an especially dangerous situation for firefighters.
September 6th is the peak day of heat over the Labor Day weekend.
Winds are light, 2 to 5 with gusts of 12 today and relative humidity is very
low at 10%. Fire crews are doing structure protection in the communities and
using retardant and water drops to build line around the fire.
please heed evacuation warnings and holiday travelers, please stay out of the
fire area. Due to the number of fires across California and the West,
firefighting resources are in short supply although all fire agencies involved
have increased staffing to support firefighting efforts. We need to keep the
firefighters we do have focused on firefighting and not on managing people.
of this morning, CIIMT 11, a Type 2 Incident Management Team, is managing the
El Dorado Fire for the San Bernardino National Forest in unified command with
the City of Yucaipa, San Bernardino County Fire, Cal Fire BDU, San Bernardino
County Sheriffs and California Highway Patrol.
CLOSURES AND EVACUATIONS: (Holiday travelers, please
• State Route 38: Northbound
SR-38 is closed at Bryant Ave. and Southbound SR-38 is closed at the town of
• Oak Glen Road: Closed at Pine Bench Rd on
the east and Cherry Croft/Jefferson on the west.
Evacuation Order: Oak
Glen (partial, see road closures), Mountain Home Village, Forest
Falls and North Bench Yucaipa (north of Carter St to SR-38
and both sides of Bryant St east & west).
BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST RECREATION
- San Gorgonio Wilderness trails and
trailheads: Vivian Creek, Momyer, San Bernardino Peak
Other Trails: Big Falls, Oak Glen Divide, Wilson Creek
Areas: Falls and Thurman Flats
General Areas: Yucaipa Ridge, Mill Creek drainage and off-trail areas of
the San Gorgonio Wilderness south of the San Bernardino Peak Divide Trail
- Thomas Hunting Ground
- 1N12, 1S12, 1S13, 1S03
- All of San Gorgonio
Wilderness, trails, trailheads and associated parking lot roads EXCEPT for the
- Santa Ana River Trail
b/w 1S14 and Middle Control Road
San Bernardino National Forest:
Phone: (909) 383-5688
Incident Website: www.fs.usda.gov/sbnf