Rag­ing in­ferno

China Daily (USA) - - ACROSS AMERICAS -

Fire­fight­ers bat­tle the so-called Blue Cut Fire in the San Bernardino Na­tional For­est in Cal­i­for­nia on Thurs­day.The main high­way link­ing South­ern Cal­i­for­nia to Las Ve­gas re­opened on Thurs­day as au­thor­i­ties bat­tled the fast-mov­ing wild­fire that raged for a third day in moun­tains east of Los An­ge­les. More than 80,000 res­i­dents re­mained un­der evac­u­a­tion or­ders be­cause of the fire that erupted on Tues­day in the Ca­jon Pass near In­ter­state 15 and quickly de­voured canyons and hill­sides filled with dense, drought-parched brush and cha­parral.

GENE BLEVINS / REUTERS

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