Blue Cut Wildfire Burns in Cajon Pass

The Blue Cut fire tore through canyons and flew over ridges in every direction with astonishing speed, sending flames 80 feet skyward and forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes. The Southern California wildfire that began as a small midmorning patch of flame next to Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass turned into a monster that had burned an untold number of homes.

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David Pantoja
A photo of the Blue Cut fire in the Cajon Pass as seen from Hesperia Tuesday Aug. 16, 2016.
Julia Tankersley Means
The Blue Cut fire is seen from Victorville Tuesday Aug. 16, 2016.
Shane Dempster
The Blue Cut fire as seen from Mount Baldy Tuesday Aug. 16, 2016.
John Fagan
The Blue Cut fire burns near the 15 Freeway at the 138 Freeway Tuesday Aug. 16, 2016.
The Blue Cut fire as seen from Apple Valley Tuesday Aug. 16, 2016.
Ron Berglas
The Blue Cut fire as seen from Sierra Avenue in Fontana Tuesday Aug. 16, 2016.
David Allen Jones
The Cajon Pass wildfire as seen Aug. 16, 2016.
Julie Frick
The Blue Cut Fire view from Mt Baldy at the Top of the Notch Ski Area on Tuesday Aug. 17, 2016.
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