CAJON PASS, Calif:(VVNG.com)- The Blue Cut Fire continues to grow at an alarming rate of speed.
There is an eminent threat to public safety, rail traffic, and structures in the Cajon Pass, Lytle Creek, Wrightwood and surrounding areas.
As of 4:10 p.m. the fire has chewed through 6,500 acres, destroyed several structures, and has completely shut down the I-15 freeway through the Cajon Pass.
A total of 700 fire personnel are currently committed to the Blue Cut Fire. Resources assigned currently include 57 engines, 8 crews, 8 air tankers, 2 Very Large Air Tankers (VLATS). Additional firefighters and equipment on order.
MANDATORY EVACUATIONS AREAS:
- East of I-15, south of Ranchero and west of Summit Valley
- The entire community of Wrightwood
- 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
- Highway 138 has been closed from Interstate 15 to Highway 2
- Old Cajon Blvd north of Devore Cutoff
- Lytle Creek @ Glen Helen
- Hwy 38 to Lone Pine Canyon has been closed.
- 15 Northbound at I-215
- 15 Southbound at Ranchero
Jessie Turner Community Center
15556 Summit Avenue
Sultana High School
17311 Sultana St.
Hesperia, CA 92345
ANIMAL EVACUATION SHELTER:
Devore Animal Shelter (small animals)
19777 Shelter Valley
San Bernardino, CA
— SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) August 16, 2016