The Blue Cut Fire started on August 16, 2016 at 10:36 AM in the Cajon Pass along Old Cajon Blvd. north of Kenwood Avenue west of Interstate 15. The fire quickly spotted across Cajon Creek and grew into a large wildland fire. During the course of the fire fight, railroad lines, local roads, highway 138 and Interstate 15 were closed along with a large evacuation area that included Lytle Creek, Wrightwood, Summit Valley, Baldy Mesa, Phelan and Oak Hills.
Experiencing a house fire is a frightening, sickening, and very upsetting experience. In the aftermath of the Blue Cut Fire the County of San Bernardino has prepared procedures and questions to aide in a safe and speedy recovery after a fire.