As of Friday, August 19, fire officials have stated that the Blue Cut Fire in the Cajon Pass has grown to 37,002 acres. Firefighter crews continue to focus much of their efforts protecting the communities west of the fire, including Wrightwood and Lytle Creek, which comprise the highest housing density in the area.
Relentless winds, low humidity, and high temperatures have created challenges that have made the fire difficult to contain since it began on Tuesday. Reports state that although the Blue Cut Fire has stopped moving east and north, the red-flag warnings will remain in place.
Some mandatory evacuations were lifted. In addition, the 15 Freeway, a crucial commuter and trucking route that runs from San Diego to Nevada, was reopened. The two-day closure of the 15 Freeway caused traffic congestion, which contributed to additional problems for travelers and individuals attempting to evacuate. The California Highway Patrol states that Highway 138 will remain closed until further notice.
Schimmel & Parks, APLC Can Represent You
Our legal team understands these disasters can cause damage to both commercial and residential property. If you have been affected by the Blue Cut Fire, get in touch with our attorneys at Schimmel & Parks, A Professional Law Corporation right away. We can help you file a claim with your insurance company. Our team has handled cases like this before, including cases involving the fires of San Diego and Malibu, and have helped many families in need.