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Crews Fight to Contain California’s Blue Cut Wildfire

More than 700 firefighters fight the Blue Cut fire 60 miles east of Los Angeles which has burned at least 30,000 acres.

A fire tornado forms near cars parked on a country road at the Blue Cut Fire on Aug. 17, near Wrightwood, California. David McNew / Getty Images
Firefighters battle a wildfire as it crosses Cajon Boulevard in Keenbrook, California on Aug. 17. Noah Berger / AP
Embers from a wildfire smolder along Lytle Creek Road near Keenbrook, Calif., on Aug. 17. Noah Berger / AP
Two women hug along Cajon Boulevard as a wildfire burns nearby in Devore, California, on Aug. 17. David Pardo / AP
A helicopter drops water on a wildfire as it burns through Keenbrook, California, Aug. 17. Noah Berger / AP

A firefighter battles the Blue Cut fire along Cajon Pass in California on Aug. 16. The wildfire which flared up 60 miles east of Los Angeles burned more than 30,000 acres by Wednesday morning.

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A melted McDonald's sign shows the damage of the Blue Cut fire after it swept through Cajon Junction, California on Aug. 16. EUGENE GARCIA / EPA
The Blue Cut fire closes Interstate 15 in both directions on Aug. 16. Stan Lim / Press Enterprise via ZUMA Wire
A firefighter keeps an eye on the Blue Cut fire line, north of Los Angeles, California on Aug. 16. PAUL BUCK / EPA
A house burns on a hill during the Blue Cut wildfire near Cajon Junction, California on Aug. 16. EUGENE GARCIA / EPA
An air tanker drops fire retardant on the Blue Cut wildfire in Lytle Creek, California, Aug 16. RINGO CHIU / AFP - Getty Images
Vehicles and structures burn near Highway 138 as the Blue Cut Fire rages through San Bernardino County on Aug. 16. Kevin Warn / Zuma Press
Firefighters battle the Blue Cut wildfire near Cajon Pass, north of San Bernardino, California on Aug. 16. RINGO CHIU / AFP - Getty Images