DEPARTMENT of FORESTRY and FIRE PROTECTION
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.
more information about how you and your family can prepare for wildfire visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org
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
UPDATE: Monday (09-07-20) 11:00 P.M.
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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