Bluecut Fire Rages On – Mandatory Evacuations in Southern California
There is a threat to public safety and structures throughout southern California. Area’s impacted due to this fire are Cajon Pass, Lytle Creek, Wrightwood, Oak Hills and other surrounding areas.
California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared a State of Emergency due to a rapid wildfire in Southern California.
The Bluecut fire started on August 16, 2016 around 10:30 AM, west of Interstate 15. Since Thursday, over 34,500 homes have been evacuated. That’s over 82,000 residents who have been impacted by the fast burning wildfire. Within the past two days this wildfire has burned over 35,500 acres and is only at 22% containment. There are over 1,500 personnel working on containing the fire and the San Bernardino County Fire Department has been working day and night to try to keep the surrounding communities safe.
Officials continue to say multiple structures have been destroyed, where some homes have been burned in Swarthout Canyon and West Cajon Valley, but officials are unable to put a number on how many homes in total have been lost.
Weather conditions continue to be favorable for fires with Red Flag Warnings in place until Friday evening.
If you or someone you know is being impacted from this fire, there are evacuations centers open and are taking residents.
Mandatory evacuations are in place for Lone Pine Canyon, Swarthout Canyon, West Cajon Valley, Lytle Creek Canyon, and the entire community of Wrightwood.
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