In just one day, a wildfire sparked north of San Bernadino, California, has burned through more than 30,000 acres and forced the evacuation of more than 82,000 people.
The BlueCut Fire started at about 10:30 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday, and by the end of the day there were 700 firefighters with 102 engines on the scene.
The fire was, as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, zero percent contained.
Officials, estimating that more than 34,500 people are in danger, are urging residents to evacuate the area. California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency.
Six firefighters became trapped within the fire Tuesday, according to the San Bernadino County Fire Department. Two of them received minor injuries and were taken to the hospital.
Just In – The #BlueCutFire in the Cajon Pass (San Bernardino County) is now 30,000 acres. Photo: @latimes pic.twitter.com/4k8XO3iCbo
— CAL FIRE PIO Berlant (@CALFIRE_PIO) August 17, 2016
“Firenado” whips up smoke and flames as #BlueCutFire burns out of control. Live coverage: https://t.co/d7oozH75l0 https://t.co/oZrrQcLhAe
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) August 17, 2016
#BlueCutFire [update] north of San Bernardino (San Bernardino County) is now 15,000 acres. https://t.co/I8T8YeiGpz pic.twitter.com/8DKJPeYOVN
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) August 17, 2016
A home burns off of Hwy 138 during the #BlueCutFire Tuesday pic.twitter.com/GAupNYtFhL
— Will Lester (@WillLesterPhoto) August 16, 2016
#BlueCutFire late afternoon. #SOE in San Bernardino Cty @JerryBrownGov. 82k evacuated/9k acres/0% contained pic.twitter.com/R3wOyZYwFD
— Lauren Pak (@lauren_pak) August 17, 2016
Massive #evacuation are in yellow #BlueCutFire Zero % contained pic.twitter.com/FNOglrY4Ms
— Scott O (@Scott_ODonnell) August 17, 2016
“We can rest knowing we’re safe. We can sleep until we see what the morning brings.” #BlueCutFire @VVDailyPress pic.twitter.com/ljbMa9kuAF
— Shea Johnson (@DP_Shea) August 17, 2016
This post has been updated with the latest numbers.