By Nolan P. Smith
(Victor Valley)— San Bernardino National Forestry announced that the Blue Cut Fire is now down to 25,626 acres with 4% containment. The fire continues to prompt school closures for Thursday, and fuels more concern for residents across the Victor Valley.
Having already claimed a number of structures, including homes and the iconic Summit Inn, the fire burned erratically on Wednesday as firefighters continued to protect lives and structures.
School districts have announced continued closures for Thursday, and some have announced closures for the rest of the week. These include Adelanto Elementary School District, Apple Valley Unified, Barstow Unified, Hesperia Unified (Thursday and Friday), Oro Grande, Snowline Joint Unified (Thursday and Friday), Victor Elementary and Victor Valley Union High School District.
Below you will find important information on evacuation areas, shelters, and more, via Inciweb.
MANDATORY EVACUATIONS AREAS:
For a map of the Areas Below
The entire community of Wrightwood
Wrightwood from San Bernardino County Line to Jackson Lake
West of I-15, and West of Hwy 395 and west of Summit Valley
South of Bear Valley Rd. and East of Caughlin Road.
East of Sheep Creek, south of Phelan Rd. and west of Green Road, including the Desert Front Rd. area.
Lone Pine Canyon
West Cajon Valley
Lytle Creek Canyon
South Bound 395 closed at Joshua
Highway 138 has been closed from Interstate 15 to Highway 2
State Route 2 closed from LA County Line to the 138
Hwy 138 closed between County Line to Highway173.
Old Cajon Blvd north of Devore Cutoff
Lytle Creek @ Glen Helen
Beekley Road from Phelan Road to the138
Hwy 38 to Lone Pine Canyon has been closed.
15 Northbound at I-215
15 Southbound at Ranchero
Oversize and over-length vehicles (buses, RVs, Semis) advised to NOT use SR18 or SR138 , or other mountain roads due to the amount of traffic utilizing these roads with the San Bernardino Mountains.
Jessie Turner Community Center
15556 Summit Avenue
Sultana High School
17311 Sultana St.
Hesperia, CA 92345
ANIMAL EVACUATION SHELTER:
Apple Valley Animal Shelter (small animals only)
22131 Powhatan Road
Apple Valley, CA 92308
San Bernardino County Fairgrounds (large animals)
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA 92395
Devore Animal Shelter (large and small animals)
19777 Shelter Valley
San Bernardino, CA
(800)472-5609 or (909)386-9820