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Firefighters watch the Blue Cut wildfire near Cajon Pass, north of San Bernardino, California on Aug. 16, 2016. (Ringo Chiu/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Firefighters watch the Blue Cut wildfire near Cajon Pass, north of San Bernardino, California on Aug. 16, 2016. (Ringo Chiu/AFP/Getty Images)

Even before the big fall wildfire season begins in California, major fires are raging in the state. The Blue Cut fire grew to cover 30,000 acres near San Bernardino overnight, and tens of thousands of residents in the area have been evacuated from their homes.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with NPR’s Kirk Siegler about the biggest concerns about the blaze, and how this fire stacks up against others this year.

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Kirk Siegler, reporter for NPR's national desk. He tweets @KirkSiegler.

This segment aired on August 17, 2016.

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