Aug 23, 2016

Explosive Blue Cut fire fully contained as other wildfires continue to rage

Cajon Pass, California
USA
by
Hailey Branson-Potts
,
Los Angeles Times
Burned vehicles glow in the light of the full moon on Highway 138 in Phelan as the Blue Cut fire burned in San Bernardino County. Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times
Burned vehicles glow in the light of the full moon on Highway 138 in Phelan as the Blue Cut fire burned in San Bernardino County. Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times

Exactly one week after the Blue Cut blaze first exploded in the Cajon Pass, fire officials declared the devastating wildfire fully contained Tuesday. 

The fire destroyed an estimated 105 homes and 213 other structures in San Bernardino County and now ranks as the 20th most destructive wildfire in state history, said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection