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Just hours after the Pilot Fire is declared contained another fire explodes in the Cajon Pass area of the San Bernardino National Forest. Driven by high winds and extreme heat this fire named the Blue Cut fire, chewed up 1500+ acres in the first 90 minutes. Status: Ongoing. Evacuations are in effect. UPDATE: Explosive is the most used word in the description of this fire. In 10 hours, the Blue Cut Fire incinerated more than 9000 acres and forced the evacuation of 82,000 people.. Newspapers from far away Malaysia and Britan and news outlets from coast to coast are covering this story (below) illustrating the magnitude and danger of this unfolding event. UPDATE: As of 11:22, 13 hours into the Blue Cut fire and 3 hours since the last update the fire has doubled again in size to 18,000 acres.