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Blue Cut Fire: 105 homes destroyed; authorities try to determine cause

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| Crews continue to make progress in fighting the massive wildfire. The blaze has destroyed 105 homes and 216 outbuildings. By Sunday afternoon, all mandatory evacuations had been lifted.

Why fighting California's wildfires costs more than other states

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The most expensive wildfires aren't necessarily the largest ones. It all depends on how many homes dot the fire-prone wilderness.

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Dozers save Wrightwood as neighbors defy evacuation orders

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One stay-behind resident watched the battle from his front porch as fire advanced. Others volunteered for sandwich making duty.

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Blue Cut Fire: Highway 15 opens, some evacuations are lifted

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Many homeowners have been left in limbo as the fire continued to burn nearly out of control in the Cajon Pass Thursday. County fire officials could only say the number of homes burnt was likely high.

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As wildfire grows, some residents evacuate, others wait

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Firefighters continued to knock on doors, urging residents to leave. Some have heeded that call. Others are waiting it out, praying the wind is in their favor.

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Blue Cut Fire, largely uncontained, burns toward Wrightwood

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A wildfire burning out of control in the mountainous Cajon Pass was heading toward the community of Wrightwood Tuesday, U.S. Forest officials said.

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Expert: ‘Blue Cut Fire is the new normal’

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Char Miller, professor of environmental analysis at Pomona College says that the problems that have exacerbated the Blue Cut Fire are in part man-made.

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Blue Cut Fire puts the brakes on truckers, trains

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Thousands of semi-trucks and trains move goods through the Cajon Pass each day. With that corridor closed, cargo is being diverted.

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