Update as of 4:52 pm on August 16, 2016: Fire is currently at 6,500 acres. Interstate 15 remains closed, causing heavy traffic on Hwy 247.
Update as of 3:38 pm on August 16, 2016: Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the entire area of Wrightwood.
Big Bear Lake, CA, August 16, 2016 – The Bluecut Fire started at about 10:36 am on Tuesday, August 16th in the Cajon Pass near Kenwood Ave. west of Interstate 15. The fire is currently 5,500 acres with no containment.
As per Cal Trans Highway 138 has been closed from Interstate 15 to Highway 2, and Hwy 138 to Lone Pine Canyon has been closed as well at the 15 Northbound at Kenwood and the 15 Southbound at Oak Hill Road.
Evacuations have been called for Lone Pine Canyon, Swarthout Canyon, Lytle Creek Canyon, and West Cajon Valley.
There is no threat to the Big Bear Valley. As winds change throughout the day, be prepared for drift smoke and a smell of smoke throughout the Valley.