SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — The Yucaipa Police Department issued an evacuation warning around 1050 hours this morning.

The warning was given to residents in the communities of Oak Glen, Forest Falls, Mountain Home Village, Northeast Yucaipa, east of Bryan Street, and North of Date Avenue, for those from Bryan to Angelus Oaks from Highway 38.

September 5, 2020 Fire. Credit: West Valley SAR

This is due to the emergency broadcast by the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Diego for a potential threat to those of mud and debris flow from an approaching storm which may affect the El Dorado burn scar.

The El Dorado Fire began on September 5, 2020, caused by a malfunctioning smoke-generating pyrotechnical device at a gender reveal, which burned near the community of Yucaipa and the San Gorgonio Wilderness area of the San Bernardino National Forest.

The fire would go on to burn 22,744 acres and destroy 10 structures, including four homes. It also damaged six other structures.

Charles Edward Morton, a Crew Boss with the Big Bear Hot Shots was killed on September 17, 2020.

The El Dorado Fire was finally put out on November 16, 2020.

This is also known as the GENDER REVEAL WILDFIRE.

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