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Blue Cut Fire: Latest Information

(Updated: Friday, August 19, 2016 at 1:45 PM)

It is estimated that 96 homes and 213 outbuildings have been destroyed by the Blue Cut Fire.

Mandatory evacuation orders are lifted for residents west of Baldy Mesa Road to Wilson Ranch Road south of Phelan Road to Mission Street.

Baldy Mesa Road south of Phelan Road will re-open.

Eastbound Hwy138 from I-15 to Summit Valley will also re-open.

(Updated: Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:30 AM)

The Blue Cut Fire that is burning in the Cajon Pass is now 26% contained and has grown to 37,002 acres overnight. 2,644 firefighters are working this incident.

Fire size: 37,002 Acres

Containment: 26%

Road Closures:

Highway 38 is closed at I-15 east to Summit Valley Road
Southbound connector to Highway 395
Southbound I-15 from Main Street in Hesperia to I-215 in San Bernardino
State Route 2 is closed from the Los Angeles County Line to State route 173
State Route 138 is closed from the Los Angeles County Line to State Route 173

Oversize vehicles are advised to not use 18 or 138, or other mountain roads due to amount of traffic.

Road Openings:

The 215/15 NB is open. The I-15 NB is fully open through the Cajon Pass.

#4 lane remains closed between Cleghorn Road to SR138.

Evacuations: 82,600+ residents evacuated

An estimated 34,500 homes and 82,640 people are being affected by the evacuation warnings.

Mandatory

The entire community of Wrightwood
Wrightwood from San Bernardino County Line to Jackson Lake
West of Baldy Mesa Rd., south of Phelan Rd. and east of Green Road, including the Desert Front Rd. area.
Lone Pine Canyon
Swarthout Canyon
West Cajon Valley
Lytle Creek Canyon

Shelters for Evacuees:

Jessie Turner Community Center
15556 Summit Avenue
Fontana, CA

San bernardino County Fairgrounds
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA

Animals may be taken to:

Devore Animal Shelter (Small Animals)
19777 Shelter Way
San Bernardino, CA

Apple Valley Animal Shelter (Small and Large Animals)
22131 Powhatan Road
Apple Valley, CA

San Bernardino County Fairgrounds (Large Animals)
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA

For more information or questions about animal control, call County Animal Care and Control at (800) 472-5609.

Air Quality:

The Southern California Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory for surrounding communities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

(909) 383-5688

CBS Los Angeles

NWCG

(Updated: Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7:40 PM)

The Blue Cut Fire has grown to 35,969 acres and 22% containment. A smoke advisory is still in effect for San Bernardino County.

Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents of I-15 to baldy Mesa Road, south of Phelan Road to Whitehaven Street and Prairie Trail.

North and southbound Oak Hills off ramps have opened.

Evacuation orders for areas east of I-15 to Santa Fe/Summit Valley Road, south of Ranchero Road to Highway 138 are lifted

Santa Fe/Summit Valley Road and Arrowhead Lake Road/Hwy 173 are open.

(Updated: Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM)

For tomorrow, August 19, 2016:

Hesperia and Snowline schools will be closed.

Victor Valley and Apple Valley schools will be minimum day. Check with local district for exact schedule for each school.

(Updated Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM)

Evacuation orders for East Oak Hills and South Hesperia have been lifted.

(Updated Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 12:30 PM)

Here is an update from CalFire.

(Updated: Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6:45 AM)

Firefighters continued to battle a massive wildfire burning in southeast San Bernardino County overnight. The Blue Cut Fire started on Tuesday and has grown exponentially in the Cajon Pass.

The fire continues to burn and has consumed 31,689 acres with four percent containment, according to Cal Fire. Nearly 1,600 firefighters are battling this wildfire.

“In my 40 years of fighting fire, I’ve never seen fire behavior so extreme,” said Incident Commander Mike Wakoski.

Mandatory evacuations have affected as many as 82,000 people and a smoke advisory has been issued for parts of the northwest and central San Bernardino Valley.

Adelanto Elementary School District, Apple Valley Unified School District, Barstow Unified School District, Helendale School District, Hesperia Unified School District, Kimbark Elementary, Oro Grande Unified School District, Silver Valley Unified School District, Snowline Unified School District, Victor Elementary School District, and Victor Valley High School District will remain closed until further notice due to air quality concerns.

San Bernardino County Unified School District buses that service the Devore community will not operate due to road closures.

Northbound lanes of the 15 Freeway reopened around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through the Cajon Pass.

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency due to the intensity of the wildfire.

 

Fire size: 31,689 Acres

Containment: 4%

Road Closures:

South Bound 395 closed at Joshua
Highway 138 has been closed from Interstate 15 to Highway 2
State Route 2 closed from LA County Line to the 138
Hwy 138 closed between County Line to Highway 173
Old Cajon Blvd north of Devore Cutoff
Lytle Creek @ Glen Helen
Beekley Road from Phelan Road to the128
Hwy 38 to Lone Pine Canyon has been closed
15 Southbound at Ranchero

Oversize vehicles are advised to not use 18 or 138, or other mountain roads due to amount of traffic.

Road Openings:

The 215/15 NB is open. The I-15 NB is fully open through the Cajon Pass.

#4 lane remains closed between Cleghorn Road to SR138.

Ramps are closed at: Kenwood Avenue, Cleghorn Road, SR138, Oak Hill Road

School Closures:

The following schools are closed due to air quality concerns:

Adelanto Elementary School District
Apple Valley Unified School District
Barstow Unified School District
Helendale School District
Hesperia Unified School District
Kimbark Elementary
Oro Grande Unified School District
Silver Valley Unified School District
Snowline Unified School District
Victor Elementary School District
Victor Valley High School District

San Bernardino County Unified School District buses that service the Devore community will not operate due to road closures.

Evacuations: 82,600+ residents evacuated

An estimated 34,500 homes and 82,640 people are being affected by the evacuation warnings.

Mandatory

Wrightwood
Oak Hills
West of I-15, and West of Hwy 395 and west of Summit Valley
North of Bear Valley Rd. and East of Caughlin Road.
North of 138, east of Sheep Creek, south of Phelan Rd. and west of Caliente 
Lone Pine Canyon
Swarthout Canyon
West Cajon Valley
Lytle Creek Canyon

Shelters for Evacuees:

Jessie Turner Community Center
15556 Summit Avenue
Fontana, CA

Sultana High School
17311 Sultana Street
Hesperia, CA

Animals may be taken to:

Devore Animal Shelter (Small Animals)
19777 Shelter Way
San Bernardino, CA

Apple Valley Animal Shelter (Small and Large Animals)
22131 Powhatan Road
Apple Valley, CA

Victorville Fairgrounds (Large Animals)
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA

San Bernardino County Fairgrounds
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA

For more information or questions about animal control, call County Animal Care and Control at (800) 472-5609.

Air Quality:

The Southern California Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory for surrounding communities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

(909) 383-5688

CBS Los Angeles

NWCG

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

(909) 383-5688

CBS Los Angeles

NWCG

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(Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 8:00 PM)

Fire size: 25,626 Acres

Containment: 4%

 

Shelters for Evacuees:

Jessie Turner Community Center
15556 Summit Avenue
Fontana, CA

Sultana High School
17311 Sultana Street
Hesperia, CA

Animals may be taken to:

Devore Animal Shelter (Small Animals)
19777 Shelter Way
San Bernardino, CA

Apple Valley Animal Shelter (Small and Large Animals)
22131 Powhatan Road
Apple Valley, CA

Victorville Fairgrounds (Large Animals)
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA

San Bernardino County Fairgrounds
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA

For more information or questions about animal control, call County Animal Care and Control at (800) 472-5609.

Air Quality:

The Southern California Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory for surrounding communities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

(909) 383-5688

CBS Los Angeles

NWCG

(Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 2:45 PM)

The fire is burning very close to Wrightwood and continues to be fast moving.

Interstate 15 and Highway 138 remain closed in both directions.

The California Highway Patrol has recommended these alternate routes:

From the Valley to the High Desert: Interstate 10E to Highway 62N to Highway 247N to Highway 18W

From High Desert to the Valley: Highway 18E to highway 247S to Highway 62S to Interstate 10W

(Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 1:45 PM)

The American Red Cross Inland Empire has reported that donations for Blue Cut Fire victims can be made at Salvation Army, 14585 LaPaz in Victorville from 9:00 to Noon and 1:00p to 3:00p. Donations can also be made at High Desert Church, 14545 Hook in Victorville from 8:30a-4:30p.

The blaze has burned 30,000+ acres in the Cajon Pass.

Big Rigs are stranded on the 15 freeway at Main Street in Hesperia due to the fire.

Red Flag conditions remain in effect until tonight at 9:00p. Conditions are hot, dry, breezy, and very low humidity.

Currently, there are over 1,300 personnel fighting the fire with 152 engines, 18 crews, 8 air tankers, 2 Very Large Air Tankers (VLATS), and 8 Helicopters, including night flying helicopters. Additional firefighters and equipment have been ordered.

(Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM)

In a press conference this morning, officials indicated the fire has grown to 30,000 acres in the Cajon Pass. The blaze is 0% contained. An unknown number of structures are damaged and destroyed.

Yesterday, Governor Brown declared a State of Emergency in San Bernardino. FEMA has approved a fire management grant, which will help to prevent the wildfire from becoming a major disaster. This helps with personnel and staffing, equipment and supplies, meals, health and safety items, pre-positioning resources, and emergency work.

A smoke advisory has been issued for San Bernardino County.

Fire size: 30,000 Acres

Containment: 0%

Road Closures:

South Bound 395 closed at Joshua
Highway 138 has been closed from Interstate 15 to Highway 2
State Route 2 closed from LA County Line to the 138
Hwy 138 closed between County Line to Highway173.
Old Cajon Blvd north of Devore Cutoff
Lytle Creek @ Glen Helen
Beekley Road from Phelan Road to the128
Hwy 38 to Lone Pine Canyon has been closed.
15 Northbound at I-215
15 Southbound at Ranchero

Oversize vehicles are advised to not use 18 or 138, or other mountain roads due to amount of traffic.

Evacuations: 82,600+ residents evacuated

An estimated 34,500 homes and 82,640 people are being affected by the evacuation warnings.

Mandatory

Wrightwood
Oak Hills
West of I-15, and West of Hwy 395 and west of Summit Valley
North of Bear Valley Rd. and East of Caughlin Road.
North of 138, east of Sheep Creek, south of Phelan Rd. and west of Caliente 
Lone Pine Canyon
Swarthout Canyon
West Cajon Valley
Lytle Creek Canyon

Shelters for Evacuees:

Jessie Turner Community Center
15556 Summit Avenue
Fontana, CA

Sultana High School
17311 Sultana Street
Hesperia, CA

Animals may be taken to:

Devore Animal Shelter (Small Animals)
19777 Shelter Way
San Bernardino, CA

Apple Valley Animal Shelter (Small and Large Animals)
22131 Powhatan Road
Apple Valley, CA

Victorville Fairgrounds (Large Animals)
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA

San Bernardino County Fairgrounds
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA

For more information or questions about animal control, call County Animal Care and Control at (800) 472-5609.

Air Quality:

The Southern California Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory for surrounding communities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

(909) 383-5688

CBS Los Angeles

NWCG

(Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 9:00 AM)

Interstate 15 and Highway 138 remain closed in both directions.

Weather today will be hot and dry. The fire will be burning in very dry brush. Chief Hartwig of county fire tweeted, “A tough day for many in the County yesterday. Many homes lost and many evacuated. We’re hoping for better day today.”

(Updated Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7:15 AM)

The Bluecut Fire has affected travel today with I-15 and Highway 138 still being closed in both directions.

The fire has grown to 30,000 acres and remains at 0% containment. 1,309 firefighters on scene.

Mandatory evacs in Phelan/Piñon Hills so. of Phelan Rd from Sheep Creek Rd west to Green Road, including Desert Front Rd area.

FEMA has approved a fire management grant, which will help to prevent the wildfire from becoming a major disaster. This helps with personnel and staffing, equipment and supplies, meals, health and safety items, pre-positioning resources, and emergency work.

(Updated Tuesday, August 16 at 10:35 PM)

Fire size: 18,000 Acres

Containment: 0%

Road Closures:

South Bound 395 closed at Joshua
Highway 138 has been closed from Interstate 15 to Highway 2
State Route 2 closed from LA County Line to the 138
Hwy 138 closed between County Line to Highway173.
Old Cajon Blvd north of Devore Cutoff
Lytle Creek @ Glen Helen
Beekley Road from Phelan Road to the128
Hwy 38 to Lone Pine Canyon has been closed.
15 Northbound at I-215
15 Southbound at Ranchero

Oversize vehicles are advised to not use 18 or 138, or other mountain roads due to amount of traffic.

Evacuations: 82,600+ residents evacuated

An estimated 34,500 homes and 82,640 people are being affected by the evacuation warnings.

Mandatory

Wrightwood
Oak Hills
West of I-15, and West of Hwy 395 and west of Summit Valley
North of Bear Valley Rd. and East of Caughlin Road.
North of 138, east of Sheep Creek, south of Phelan Rd. and west of Caliente 
Lone Pine Canyon
Swarthout Canyon
West Cajon Valley
Lytle Creek Canyon

Shelters for Evacuees:

Jessie Turner Community Center
15556 Summit Avenue
Fontana, CA

Sultana High School
17311 Sultana Street
Hesperia, CA

Animals may be taken to:

Devore Animal Shelter (Small Animals)
19777 Shelter Way
San Bernardino, CA

Apple Valley Animal Shelter (Small and Large Animals)
22131 Powhatan Road
Apple Valley, CA

Victorville Fairgrounds (Large Animals)
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA

San Bernardino County Fairgrounds
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA

For more information or questions about animal control, call County Animal Care and Control at (800) 472-5609.

Air Quality:

The Southern California Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory for surrounding communities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

(909) 383-5688

CBS Los Angeles

NWCG

(Updated Tuesday, August 16 at 8:55 PM)

Fire size: 15,000 Acres

Containment: 0%

Evacuations: 82,600+ residents evacuated

An estimated 34,500 homes and 82,640 people are being affected by the evacuation warnings.

Mandatory

Wrightwood
Oak Hills
West of I-15, and West of Hwy 395 and west of Summit Valley
North of Bear Valley Rd. and East of Caughlin Road.
North of 138, east of Sheep Creek, south of Phelan Rd. and west of Caliente 
Lone Pine Canyon
Swarthout Canyon
West Cajon Valley
Lytle Creek Canyon

Shelters for Evacuees:

Jessie Turner Community Center
15556 Summit Avenue
Fontana, CA

Sultana High School
17311 Sultana Street
Hesperia, CA

Animals may be taken to:

Small
Devore Animal Shelter
19777 Shelter Way
San Bernardino, CA

Apple Valley Animal Shelter
22131 Powhatan Road
Apple Valley, CA

Large
Victorville Fairgrounds
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA

Apple Valley Animal Shelter
22131 Powhatan Road
Apple Valley, CA

For more information or questions about animal control, call County Animal Care and Control at (800) 472-5609.

Air Quality:

The Southern California Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory for surrounding communities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

(909) 383-5688

CBS Los Angeles

NWCG

(Updated Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM)

Fire size: 9,000 Acres

Containment: 0%

Evacuations: 82,600+ residents evacuated

An estimated 34,500 homes and 82,640 people are being affected by the evacuation warnings.

Mandatory

Wrightwood
Oak Hills
West of I-15, and West of Hwy 395 and west of Summit Valley
North of Bear Valley Rd. and East of Caughlin Road.
North of 138, east of Sheep Creek, south of Phelan Rd. and west of Caliente
Lone Pine Canyon
Swarthout Canyon
West Cajon Valley
Lytle Creek Canyon

(Updated Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 4:00 PM)

Fire size: 6,500 Acres

Containment: 0%

Road Closures:

Highway 138 closed from I-15 to Highway 2,  Old Cajon Blvd., north of Devore Cutoff.
Lytle Creek at Glen Helen.
Highway 38 to Lone Pine Canyon
I-15 Northbound at I-215
15 Southbound at Ranchero.

Evacuations:

Mandatory
Lone Pine Canyon
Swarthout Canyon
West Cajon Valley
Lytle Creek Canyon

Shelters for Evacuees:

Jessie Turner Community Center
15556 Summit Avenue
Fontana, CA

Sultana High School
17311 Sultana Street
Hesperia, CA

Animals may be taken to:

Small
Devore Animal Shelter
19777 Shelter Way
San Bernardino, CA 92407

Large
Victorville Fairgrounds
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA 92395

For more information or questions about animal control, call County Animal Care and Control at (800) 472-5609.

Air Quality:

The Southern California Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory for surrounding communities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

(909) 383-5688

CBS Los Angeles

NWCG

(Updated Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 3:30 PM)

Mandetory evacuations for the entire community of Wrightwood.

(Updated Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2:45 PM)

Large and small animals may also be taken to San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, 14800 7th St., Victorville.

The fire has burned 5,500 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest. Mandatory evacuations for the community of Baldy Mesa north of Phelan Road.

(Updated Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2:17 PM)

Evacuations have been ordered for North of Highway 138, East of Sheep Creek Road, South of Phelan Road, West of Caliente.

2,500 acres have been burned.

500 firefighters are working the blaze.

Voluntary evacuations east of I-15 in Wrightwood.

(Updated Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 1:45 PM)

A fast-growing 1,500 acre brush fire is burning in the San Bernardino National Forest in Cajon Pass.

The I-15 freeway is closed both directions from Oak Hills to Devore. Highway 138 is also closed from Highway 2 to Summit Valley Road.

Mandatory evacuations have been issued for residents in the area.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

Fire size: 1,500 Acres

Containment: 0%

Road Closures:

Highway 138 closed from I-15 to Highway 2, Highway 38 to Lone Pine Canyon, 15 Northbound at Kenwood, 15 Southbound at Oak Hill Road.

Evacuations:

Mandatory
Lone Pine Canyon
Swarthout Canyon
West Cajon Valley
Lytle Creek Canyon

 

Shelters for Evacuees:

Jessie Turner Community Center
15556 Summit Avenue
Fontana, CA

Animals may be taken to:

Small
Devore Animal Shelter
19777 Shelter Way
San Bernardino, CA 92407

Large
Victorville Fairgrounds
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA 92395

For more information or questions about animal control, call County Animal Care and Control at (800) 472-5609.

Air Quality:

The Southern California Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory for surrounding communities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

(909) 383-5688

CBS Los Angeles

NWCG

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