Weather Alert

Area Fire Status September 28th 2020

As of 11 a-m on Monday September 28th 2020

 

24 firefighters remain on the scene of the Snow Fire which is now 90% contained, northwest of Palm Springs.

Full containment is expected on October 1st.

It has charred 6,254 acres since it started on September 17th.

Crews will continue to monitor and patrol containment lines where possible. Some areas of the fire are inaccessible due to topographic limitations. A water dropping helicopter may be used in those areas inaccessible by ground. Firefighters continue to make progress towards full containment. Visitors and residents will continue to see smoke from within the containment area over the next days and even weeks. This is due to smoldering and interior isolated pockets of fuel that continue to burn.

Firefighters from the San Bernardino National Forest have recognized critical wildlife habitat and have requested consultation from BAER (Burn Area Emergency Response) team leaders. This team of experts will be out assessing the fire area making recommendations for the protection and recovery of resources.

Portions of the San Jacinto Wilderness, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument, Tahquitz National Game Preserve as well as portions of the Pacific Crest Trail are within the fire perimeter.

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The El Dorado Fire is 92% contained. It has burned 22,680 acres north of Yucaipa in the San Bernardino National Forest.

It was started by people setting off fireworks at a party at a park in Yucaipa on September 5th 2020.

A local Red Flag Warning is in effect through 5:00 PM Monday September 28th.

Conditions are conducive  for extreme burning conditions and rapid fire spread.

Fire activity near containment lines continue to be minimal. Firefighters continue to search for hidden hotspots near containment lines and conduct mop up in the Angelus Oaks, Jenks Lake areas and near the west fork of Barton Creek. Firefighters are building containment lines in the last remaining sections of fire line within the wilderness. Pockets of unburned fuel will likely still cause smoke along Hwy 38. Flames may be visible (especially at night) but, are well within containment lines.

A large pocket of burning fuel remains in the Monkey Face Creek area near San Bernardino Peak. Residents may see large columns of smoke visible from both Yucaipa and Big Bear areas. Please know that there is no threat to containment lines as a result of these fuels burning out. This fire activity is likely to last several days.

Residence: Damaged, 4 Destroyed: 5   Other Structures: Destroyed: 15

Evacuation Orders:

Residents of Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls, Angelus Oaks, Seven Oaks and Barton Flats have been allowed to return but remain under an evacuation warning.

Residents as you return home, please keep in mind that there will be firefighting personnel, heavy equipment and other cooperators working in the area and be aware of existing hazards. Please drive with EXTREME caution. Slow down, do not tailgate, obey all traffic laws and expect possible traffic delays.

Fire activity near containment lines continue to be minimal. Firefighters continue to search for hidden hotspots near containment lines and conduct mop up in the Angelus Oaks, Jenks Lake areas and near the west fork of Barton Creek. Firefighters are building containment lines in the last remaining sections of fire line within the wilderness. Pockets of unburned fuel will likely still cause smoke along Hwy 38. Flames may be visible (especially at night) but, are well within containment lines.

A large pocket of burning fuel remains in the Monkey Face Creek area near San Bernardino Peak. Residents may see large columns of smoke visible from both Yucaipa and Big Bear areas. Please know that there is no threat to containment lines as a result of these fuels burning out. This fire activity is likely to last several days.

Residence: Damaged, 4 Destroyed: 5   Other Structures: Destroyed: 15

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The Bobcat Fire burning in the San Gabriel Valley, is 62% contained.  It has burned 114,200 acres.

Full containment expected on September 30th.  1,363 firefighters are there.

EVACUATION ORDERS:

  • Paradise Springs – South of Big Pines Highway, east of Devil’s Punchbowl, west of Largo Vista Road, and north of the forest.
  • South and west of Upper Big Tujunga Canyon, east of Angeles Forest Highway, and north of Angeles Crest Highway.
  • Residences along Angeles Crest Highway, between Angeles Forest Highway and Highway 39.

 

EVACUATION WARNINGS:

  • South of Big Pines Highway, east of Largo Vista Road, west of 263rd Street E (County line), and north of the forest.
  • South of Mount Emma Road, north of Upper Big Tujunga Canyon, east of Angeles Forest Highway, and west of Pacifico Mountain.
  • East Fork Areas: Julius Klein Conservation Camp 19, Camp Williams, and the River Community.
  • Unincorporated community of Wrightwood.

 

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The Creek Fire burning northeast of Fresno is 39% contained.

It has burned 302,870 acres.  3,726 firefighters are on the scene.

Estimated full containment on October 15th.

 

 

Photo from U S Forest Service and Inciweb


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