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Though homes are lost, residents affected by the Blue Cut fire are 'resilient'




Bystanders watch the progress of the Blue Cut Fire near a subdivision of Wrightwood on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.
Bystanders watch the progress of the Blue Cut Fire near a subdivision of Wrightwood on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.
Stuart Palley for KPCC

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It's burned roughly thirty-seven thousand acres in San Bernardino County, but firefighters now say the Blue Cut Fire is eighty-nine percent contained.

Evacuations for 82,000 people have been lifted but 105 homes have been lost as well as more than 200 other buildings.

John Blodgett is a public safety reporter for the Southern California News Group and has been in the field for the last 6 days, talking to people who live in the area. 

On Sunday, he came across the Nims family whose home was destroyed. They spoke to Blodgett as they sifted through their personal belongings, like a mug with "Mom" stenciled across it.

Blodgett spoke to A Martinez about the areas most affected by the fire and how the community is faring.

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