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  1. #1 Huge fire outside of LA tonight (Blue Cut Fire) 
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    Live coverage: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...390340002.html

    After a fast-moving brush fire charred more than 10 square miles, burned mobile homes, forced evacuations and shut down a freeway in the Cajon Pass during a punishing summer heat wave in Southern California, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency.

    The so-called Bluecut Fire, named because it started near a trail called Blue Cut, erupted at 10:36 a.m. Tuesday in the Cajon Pass near Kenwood Avenue west of Interstate 15.

    Nobody was seriously hurt, but the fire left two firefighters with minor injuries.

    Two firefighters were hurt when they became trapped by fire while defending homes and assisting evacuations in the Swarthout Canyon area west of the Cajon Pass. They took shelter in a home, but were briefly hospitalized and returned to the fire line defending structures.

    Source: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...#ixzz4HYIbPLfG
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    Traffic is insane. People are sitting on freeways for hours. One woman took 6 hours to go 48 miles because of this fire.
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    Terrible news.
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    Still not contained:
    Firefighters battle the Blue Cut wildfire near Cajon Pass, north of San Bernardino, California on August 16, 2016. A rapidly spreading fire raging east of Los Angeles forced the evacuation of more than 82,000 people on August 16 as the governor of California declared a state of emergency. Despite the efforts of 1,250 firefighters with more on the way, none of the inferno was contained as of late on August 16 , state firefighting agency Cal Fire spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff told AFP. The wildfire poses 'imminent threat to public safety, rail traffic and structures,' according to the website, which said 82,640 people fell under an evacuation warning. (Photo credit: RINGO CHIU/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The arson-set fire in Lake County has probably claimed resources that would have been helpful there in SoCal (and vice versa).
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    Our air quality here in Southern Nevada is poor due to the fire.

    There were also some logistical issues with deliveries between CA and NV.

    A co-worker had to take a quick trip to LA tonight after work, as his mother recently passed. He is praying that there are not any road closures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    Our air quality here in Southern Nevada is poor due to the fire.

    There were also some logistical issues with deliveries between CA and NV.

    A co-worker had to take a quick trip to LA tonight after work, as his mother recently passed. He is praying that there are not any road closures.
    Yeah, you guys are right over the border. The 15 is closed from the fire to Las Vegas.
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