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August 17th, 2016

Blue Cut Fire in southern California forces 82,000 to evacuate

The fast-moving Blue Cut Fire in Southern California has tripled in size since breaking out Tuesday. Hundreds of firefighters are working to extinguish the flames, which have spread across 18,000 acres about 60 miles east of Los Angeles amid strong winds and a brutal heat wave. Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency. NBC’s Jo Ling Kent reports for TODAY from Phelan, California. (Run time: 1:19)

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