El Dorado Fire

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The El Dorado Fire started by a gender reveal party in Yucaipa has now grown to more than 22,000 acres and is at 59% containment. 

Almost 1,000 fire personnel are working the fire, which began on September 5th.

According to fire officials, no fire activity is expected in the Oak Glen, Yucaipa, and Beaumont portions of the fire.

Evacuation orders remain in effect for residents from Angelus Oaks up to Onyx Summit.

Residents of Forest Falls and Mountain Home Village are being allowed through with proof of residency.

Southern California Fires Update - Sunday

Sep 20, 2020

In order to keep you informed about fires burning here in Southern California, we captured a newscast update from NPR which aired at 8:03 AM Sunday.

EL DORADO FIRE - Saturday Update

Sep 19, 2020

According to a report Saturday morning from inciweb, the El Dorado Fire, accidently sparked from El Dorado Park in Yucaipa by a gender reveal party smoke bomb on September 5, has now burned 22,071 acres and is 59% contained. The El Dorado Fire continues to burn actively along Hwy 38 and in and around Angelus Oaks. Spot fires remain a concern in this area. The spot fires that occurred have been rapidly managed by air and ground resources in the area. Fire growth continues to the northeast has slowed as it moves into the old Valley and Lake Fire burn scars.

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The El Dorado fire is now 44% contained and has burned 14,478 acres. It’s threatening the community of Angelus Oaks.

The fire burned actively Sunday night and has become established into Mountain Home Creek.

Fire officials are asking any remaining residents in Angelus Oaks to evacuate now.

Firefighters have built a contingency line between the El Dorado fire and Angelus Oaks.

The fire is near the small mountain community but burning towards San Bernardino Peak.

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Windy conditions, low humidity and dry brush accelerated the El Dorado Fire in the San Bernardino Mountains Wednesday night. KVCR’s Megan Jamerson reports as of Thursday morning the blaze had burned 12,610 acres and is 23 percent contained.

San Bernardino County Fire officials say four homes have been lost but hundreds more were saved Wednesday evening by firefighting crews. More than 21,000 people have been evacuated so far.

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Santa Ana winds caused the El Dorado Fire to flare up Tuesday evening to 11,479 acres, prompting new evacuation warnings. But KVCR’s Megan Jamerson reports crews were able to hold the perimeter overnight and increase containment to 19 percent.

Nearly 1,000 personnel are battling the El Dorado fire flames on Wednesday along with over 100 engines, six helicopters, and four fixed-wing airplanes.

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Firefighters are continuing their work to contain the El Dorado fire above Yucaipa—which has burned 10,574 acres and is 16 percent contained as of Tuesday. KVCR’s Megan Jamerson reports crews are bracing for the challenge of Santa Ana wind conditions.

The combination of low humidity and gusty winds of over 40 miles per hour will make containment of the El Dorado fire more challenging for crews through Wednesday evening. The Santa Ana winds could potentially spread the fire further west into the neighborhoods of Yucaipa and Mentone.

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The El Dorado Fire above Yucaipa has scorched 7,386 acres and is 7% contained as of Monday morning.

Investigators say the fire was caused by a pyrotechnic, smoke-generating device at a gender reveal party in Yucaipa.

Fire authorities reminded the public that those responsible for starting fires can face financial and criminal consequences.

On Sunday, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency for San Bernardino County due to the fire.

The El Dorado Fire started at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 5 at El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa. It has burned 2,159 acres and is 5% contained.

Unified Command Partners include:

- San Bernardino County Fire 
- San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department 
- California Highway Patrol 
- City of Yucaipa 
- San Bernardino National Forest

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