Last modified on Aug 23, 2016

Blue Cut Fire

Blue Cut Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 23, 2016 7:45 am   FINAL
Date/Time Started: August 16, 2016 10:44 am  
Administrative Unit: San Bernardino National Forest  
County: San Bernardino County  
Location: off of I-15 and Hwy 138, north of San Bernardino  
Acres Burned - Containment: 36,274 acres - 100% containment  
Structures Destroyed:105 homes / 216 minor structures / 3 homes damaged  
Evacuations: Repopulation of areas in progress

The following road closures (residency verification required for access) to assist with restoring essential power to the community:

  • Highway 138 is open to residents only from Hwy 2 to Stone Basin Rd.
  • Highway 138 at Stone Basin Rd. to I-15 is closed to allow emergency equipment in the area to replace power poles affected by the fire.
  • Lone Pine Canyon Rd. at Swarthout Canyon Rd. to Hwy 138 is closed.
  • US Forest Road 3N31 at Lone Pine Canyon Rd is closed.
  • The dirt road portion of Lytle Creek Rd is closed from the gun range to the forest.
  • Evacuation Areas
    All evacuation orders have been lifted Residents only will be allowed beyond the road closures.

    Smoke Information:  

    Road Closures :All evacuations orders have been lifted. Residents only will be allowed beyond the road closures.  
    Cooperating Agencies: BNSF Railway, Union Pacific Railway, Cal Trans, Southern California Edison, LA DWP, American Red Cross, San Bernardino Animal Control, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Highway Patrol  
    Total Fire Personnel: 914  
    Total Fire Engines: 47  
    Total Fire crews: 21  
    Total Helicopters: 5  
    Total Dozers: 6  
    Total Water Tenders: 9  
    Long/Lat: -117.49342/34.30372  
    Conditions: Minimal fire behavior was observed overnight. Crews continue to extinguish hot spots inside of the fire perimeter. Fire suppression repair efforts, which include erosion control, are in progress and the San Bernardino National Forest has requested a BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) team. Utility companies will continue to work in the fire area to replace damaged and destroyed infrastructure. Assessment and repair of rail corridor should be complete within 24 hours. Rail lines have resumed active operations. The Damage Assessment Team has confirmed that the fire destroyed 105 single family homes and 213 other minor structures. For information on damaged or destroyed homes, please contact the Local Assistance Center at 760-539-3093 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  
    Phone Numbers  (909) 383-5688 (Fire Information) 
    Phone Numbers  (909) 473-0774 (Media Phone Line) 

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