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    Fast-moving wildfires in Southern California forced officials to order evacuations for the whole area of Wrightwood, San Bernardino County Sheriff said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Wrightwood is a town of 4,500 people located near Mountain High Resort, a popular vacation place in Southern California.

    “Mandatory evacuations for entire community. San Bernardino County Fire Department now reporting the fire at 5,500 acres,” the release stated on Tuesday.

    Officials noted that since the Blue Cut Fire burning in the Cajon Pass started, the list of affected cities has grown, but the situation is still under command with more than 700 personnel present on the scene.

    Earlier on Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown has issued an emergency declaration for two other areas affected by separate wildfires, Lake County and San Luis Obispo County.

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