82,640 people evacuated from massive 30,000 acre California wildfire

A fire that started late Tuesday morning in Southern California has quickly grown into an enormous threat to public safety, with 34,500 homes and 82,640 people affected by evacuation warnings.

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The Blue Cut Fire started at 10:36 a.m. Tuesday in the Cajon Pass, west of California’s Interstate 15, about 60 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. 1,309 personnel with 152 engines and 18 crews are on the scene, according to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.

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The fast-moving fire has already engulfed 30,000 acres in less than 24 hours and is still 0% contained.

Home on fire on HWY 148.

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