Evacuation orders lifted at 6 p.m. tonight for El Dorado Fire - Find out where

El Dorado Fire Burning More Than 22,000 Acres

The El Dorado fire is now more than 22,000 acres and 81 percent contained.

Evacuation orders will be lifted at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 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, until further notice.

Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls continue to remain under an evacuation warning.

These areas are open to residents only. Please note that Highway 38 remains closed from Bryant Street. to Mile Marker 37.

One firefighter has died battling the fire.

Find out more info: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/CABDF/2020-09-05-1424-El-Dorado/related_files/pict20200824-162348-0.pdf

Earlier this week Cal Fire's Cathey Mattingly tells KNX there's been a flare-up in the area. Mattingly says firefighters did build a line between the fire and the town and are working to hold it.

Evacuation orders were already in effect for Angelus Oaks.

Firefighters are emphasizing those orders now to make sure people leave.

The fire has burned more than 14,000 acres. It's now 44 percent surrounded.

This is the fire that was started more than a week ago at a gender reveal party.

Earlier this week, fire crews in San Bernardino County are making some headway against the El Dorado Fire that's scorched more than 14,000 acres.

Some apple orchards have also been allowed to re-open. The El Dorado fire was sparked more than a week ago after a pyrotechnic-smoking device was used at a gender reveal party.