Firefighters Helpless Against Wall Of Flames In Southern California

 Thursday, August 18, 2016

 CBS News

Firefighters are battling to keep the relentless Blue Cut wildfire in Southern California from destroying more homes. More than 82,000 people are under evacuation orders, and several homes have already been gutted, but officials cannot confirm how many. Firefighters said they have never seen anything like this wildfire, growing so fast with such ferocity since it started late Tuesday morning, reports CBS News correspondent Carter Evans. More than 1,500 firefighting personnel are here, with 178 engines and 10 air tankers. But despite the massive effort, the wildfire continues to grow and is only contained by four percent.