Tuesday, 8:21 a.m. Update: The Blue Cut fire is 100% contained
Monday 6:30 a.m. Update: The Blue Cut Fire is now 89% contained.
Sunday 8:00 p.m. Update: Fire officials say the blaze is now 85 percent contained.
Sunday 5:15 p.m. Update: Officials say the evacuation orders for Wrightwood, Swarthout Canyon, Lone Pine Canyon, West Cajon Valley and Lytle Creek have all been lifted. Residents only will be allowed past the road closures. Some residents returning to their homes may find that they are without electricity.
Officials with Southern California Edison say they are working diligently to restore utilities.
Here's a list of traffic advisories to follow:
- Hwy 138 is open to residents only from Hwy 2 to Stone Basin Road.
- Hwy 138 at Stone Basin Road to Interstate 15 is closed to allow emergency equipment in the area to replace power poles affected by the fire.
- Lone Pine Canyon Road at Swarthout Canyon Road to Hwy 138 is closed.
- US Forest Road 3N31 at Lone Pine Canyon Road is closed.
- The dirt road portion of Lytle Creek Road is closed from the gun range into the forest.
Sunday 3:30 p.m. Update: Fire officials say the mandatory evacuation orders for Lytle Creek will be reduced to voluntary. Residents only will be allowed past the road closure at Sierra Way/Lytle Creek Road and Glen Helen Parkway by providing verification of residency to personnel assigned at the road closure.
Sunday 6:30 a.m. Update: Fire officials say the Blue Cut Fire is now 83 percent contained and has burned 37,020 acres.
Firefighters continue to extinguish hot spots within fire lines. The San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control asks pet owners to check local shelters for their lost pets.
Saturday 8:30 p.m. Update: Fire officials say the blaze is now 73 percent contained, and has burned 37,020 acres.
Saturday 2:30 p.m. Update: Fire officials say the mandatory evacuation orders for the community of Wrightwood will be reduced to voluntary. Residnts only will be allowed past the road closure at Highway 138 and Highway 2 by providing verification of residency to personnel assigned at the road closure.
The Blue Cut fire remains under investigation. The Unified Incident Commanders have determined the public's assistance is need.
Anyone who many have been in or around the area of southbound Interstate 15 between Cleghorn and Kenwood Roads or along Old Cajon Boulevard through the same section on Tuesday, August 16th, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and believe they may have seen something suspicious is asked to share that information.
If you believe you have information, photos, or video of this area in this time frame, please call 1-800-78CRIME.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. Update: Fire officals say the blaze has scorched more than 37,000 acres and is now 68 percent contained.
Friday 1:00 p.m. Update: The mandatory evacuation orders for residents west of Baldy Mesa Road to Wilson Ranch Road south of Phelan Road to Mission Street affected by the Blue Cut Fire have been lifted. Baldy Mesa Road south of Phelan Road and Eastbound Hwy138 from I-15 to Summit Valley is also now open.
Friday 10:30 a.m. Update: At a news conference in Victorville this morning, fire officials announce that 96 homes have been destroyed by Blue Cut Fire. There are also 213 outbuildings also reportedly destroyed by the fire.
Friday 8:07 a.m. Update: Fire officials say the blaze has scorched more than 37,000 acres, and is 40 percent contained.
Additional information from fire officials:
"Firefighters continue to make progress in containing the fire and reduce the risk to the public and surrounding communities. The fire continues to be most active in the Gobbler’s Peak portion south of Wrightwood and firefighters will continue to work diligently both on the ground and in the air to gain additional containment. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect for today due to the low humidity and predicted wind."
MANDATORY EVACUATION AREAS:
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
West Cajon Valley
Lytle Creek Canyon
Thursday 6:30 p.m. Update: Some good news from the Blue Cut Fire lines. The fire is now at 35,969 acres and 22 percent contained, that is up from the 5 percent containment earlier today.
There is 1,584 total personnel fighting the blaze from the ground and air. The cause is still under investigation.
According to the latest fire report, the fire will continue to move to the north, northwest and northeast towards Wrightwood, Victor Valley,Phelan, Baldy Mesa and South Hesperia. As the fire crosses the ridge to the west, it will back towards the community of Lytle Creek. Approximately 34,500 structures remain threatened in the communities of Wrightwood, Oak Hills, Phelan, Lytle Creek, Baldy Mesa, West Cajon Valley, South Hesperia, and Summit Valley.