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Over 82,000 residents evacuated in California fire


A fire in San Bernardino County, Calif., forced 82,000 residents to evacuate Tuesday night, according to the L.A. Times.

The Blue Cut fire began Tuesday morning and had burnt down 9,000 acres near the 15 Freeway by Tuesday night in Cajon Pass, which is located in Southern California.

There have been no civilian injuries reported, but a spokeswoman for the California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection said that about 34,500 structures were under threat.

The fire is currently zero percent contained and forced Interstate 15 and Highway 138 to close.

The fire is only the latest in a string of wildfires that have destroyed thousands of acres as California grapples with its fifth year of drought.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for San Bernardino County as of Tuesday.

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