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A firefighter battles the Blue Cut wildfire near Cajon Pass, north of San Bernardino, California on August 16, 2016. 

A rapidly spreading fire raging east of Los Angeles forced the evacuation of more than 82,000 people on August 16 as the governor of California declared a state of emergency. Despite the efforts of 1,250 firefighters with more on the way, none of the inferno was contained as of late on August 16 , state firefighting agency Cal Fire spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff told AFP. The wildfire poses "imminent threat to public safety, rail traffic and structures," according to the website, which said 82,640 people fell under an evacuation warning. Ringo Chiu/Getty
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