California: A state of emergency has been declared in California as fire blowed up in Southern California's Cajon Pass in around 15,000 acres. Around 82,000 residents were evacuated from their homes in 12 hours.
“The Blue Cut fire burned 9,000 acres and was 0 percent contained”, Cal Fire officials said. Gov. Jerry Brown.
Nearly 35,000 homes were evacuated and two firefighters treated for smoke inhalation.
“With low humidity and temperatures in the triple digits, the so-called Blue Cut fire, first reported around 10:30 a.m. PDT Tuesday morning near Interstate 15 is burning out of control,” KTLA.com reported.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Two firefighters sustained minor injuries while four others helped in evacuating residents from their homes.
As of Tuesday night, the raging inferno was at 0 percent containment, according to Cal Fire.
“We know that we’ve lost structures, it’s unknown how many at this time,” San Bernardino County Fire Department public information officer Tracey Martinez told the L.A. Times. “This fire is still raging out of control.”
"Breathing smoke again, just like last year," Shannon Anderson, a partner in the ranch, told the Associated Press in a phone interview. "It's raining ash."
"We’re seeing very aggressive fire behavior, burning through the brush," U.S. Forest Service spokesman Bob Poole told KTLA.com. He further added that, "This is difficult to get in front of this and try to corral it."