The Blue Cut Fire continues to rage in the San Bernardino National Forest area, crossing over roads, affecting air quality and destroying many homes and buildings in the area.
“It’s at a zero percent containment and there are evacuations all over that part of the valley,” John Phillips from KABC reported. “There have been a lot of injuries from smoke inhalation.”
Phillips went on to explain how problematic the limited roadways are becoming. “A lot of these alternate routes to get out of the little mountain town and desert cities are really windy roads . . . these roads are cut into the mountains and trucks trying to get from point A to point B on these alternate routes and these roads are simply too windy to get through,” Phillips said.
Supplies delivered by truck will likely be delayed if they are coming from or headed towards the California area due to the road restrictions.
Typically, the Cajon Pass has winds of up to 45 mph during the summer and might end up fueling the fire, but it was around 10 mph Wednesday morning.
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