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SBSD - Headquarters
Sunday August 21st, 2016 :: 04:14 p.m. PDT


Blue Cut Fire - Evacuation Orders Have Been Lifted For all Communities Affected by the Blue Cut Fire

Immediate Release

Effective Sunday, August 21st, at 4:00 p.m., the evacuation orders for Wrightwood, Swarthout Canyon, Lone Pine Canyon, West Cajon Valley and Lytle Creek have all been lifted. RESIDENTS ONLY will be allowed past the road closures. Some residents returning to their homes may find that they are without electricity.

Southern California Edison is working diligently to restore utilities.


• Hwy 138 is open to residents only from Hwy 2 to Stone Basin Road.

• Hwy 138 at Stone Basin Road to Interstate 15 is closed to allow emergency equipment in the area to replace power poles affected by the fire.

• Lone Pine Canyon Road at Swarthout Canyon Road to Hwy 138 is closed.

• US Forest Road 3N31 at Lone Pine Canyon Road is closed.

• The dirt road portion of Lytle Creek Road is closed from the gun range into the forest.

We thank all the people who adhered to the evacuation orders. The Blue Cut Fire no longer poses a threat to communities. The Blue Cut Fire was an aggressive, explosive fire that destroyed many residences and other property. The safety of the citizens of this county has been the Unified Incident Commanders’ top concern.

We ask that residents returning to the evacuation zone exercise caution. Firefighters, engines, and heavy equipment continue to operate in the area. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will continue enhanced patrols through these areas with additional units.

Further information: Information Call Center (909) 383-5688 or

SBSD - Headquarters
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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