El Dorado Fire Updates

Keep up with El Dorado fire updates and travel info for the Big Bear area.

The travel advisory for Big Bear Lake has been lifted. Though visitors are welcome into the town areas, the San Bernardino National Forest remains closed until further notice. Trails, forest roads, campgrounds, and picnic areas are closed to the public.

Please see current forest order here >>>

Hwy. 38 also remains closed to all traffic while fire personnel continue efforts to contain the El Dorado fire.

El Dorado Fire Public Info Sources:

Phone: (909) 383-5688
San Bernardino National Forest:
San Bernardino NF Twitter:
San Bernardino NF Facebook:

Inciweb Report:
Big Bear Lake Air Quality Report:

Cal Fire:
San Bernardino County Fire:
San Bernardino County Sheriff:
Riverside County Sheriff:
California Highway Patrol:

Fire Incident Update:

Start Date: 9/05/2020
Location: Oak Glen/West Yucaipa in San Bernardino County CA
Size: 22,604 acres
Percent containment: 81%
Cause: Human-caused


No fire activity occurred today in the Oak Glen, Yucaipa or Beaumont portions of the fire and they remain in patrol status.

Today, firefighters continue to mop up around Angelus Oaks, Jenks Lake, and near the west fork of Barton Creek. Firefighters continue to build and re-enforce containment lines in these critical areas.

Pockets of unburned fuel continue to smolder and isolated trees continue to produce smoke in few areas along Hwy 38. In the area of the slide on Hwy 38 unburned fuels in the drainages are burning out and rolling out to the next pocket of unburned fuel. Firefighters are closely monitoring and attacking any fire near containment lines.

As a result of firefighters gaining additional containment on the El Dorado Fire over the past several days, Incident Commanders lifted evacuation orders at 6 PM on Thursday, September 24, 2020 for the communities of Angelus Oaks, Seven Oaks and Barton Flats. All of these communities will remain under an evacuation warning, open to residents only with proper identification, until further notice.

Today the El Dorado Fire transitioned out of unified command with CALFIRE, San Bernardino County Fire, San Bernardino County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol at 6 p.m. and is now under the command of California Interagency Incident Management Team 13, Mike Wakoski Incident Commander.

The memorial service for fallen USDA Forest Service firefighter Charles Edward Morton will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020, at 11 a.m. in San Bernardino, Calif. The location will be at The Rock Church at 2345 S. Waterman Ave. Attendance to the service will be limited to invited guests due to space and social distancing guidelines.

The public is encouraged to attend the service virtually, which will be live streamed on the website of The Rock Church, their YouTube channel and the Facebook page for San Bernardino National Forest


Temperatures are predicted to be warm, dry, and breezy during the night operations period. High winds aloft continue to influence day time wind patterns.


Please note that Highway 38 remains closed from Bryant Street. to Mile Marker 37 (located approx. 3 miles west of Onyx Summit). Residents are allowed access to their communities with proper identification.

Stay vigilant and check Inciweb, Twitter and Facebook for changes on the #ElDoradoFire. See links at top of page.


All evacuation orders have been lifted but, all previously evacuated communities remain under an evacuation warning. As you return home, please keep in mind that there will be firefighting personnel, heavy equipment and other cooperators working in the area. Expect to see and smell smoke along with occasional Please drive with EXTREME caution. Slow down, obey all traffic laws and expect possible traffic delays.

Updated evacuation information: https://sbcounty.maps.arcgis.c...

The entire Forest was closed to all public use at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7. Please see for more information.