Blue Cut Wildfire in Southern California Just 4 Percent Contained

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — The Blue Cut wildfire in Southern California, which has destroyed homes and forced evacuations, has spread to over 31,000 acres Thursday morning.

"It was such a large flame front and it came so fast and so hard that firefighters did all they could to basically get people out of the way of this advancing front," San Bernardino County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig told ABC News Thursday morning.

Over 1,500 personnel are at the scene Thursday. The blaze is just 4 percent contained.

Officials said the fire, named after the Blue Cut hiking trail, began Tuesday morning for unknown reasons. It quickly grew to nearly 30,000 acres by Wednesday.

"The intensity, the speed, the breadth, width of this fire, and how fast...I’ve not seen anything like this," Hartwig said. "I’ve been fighting fire in this county for 25 years. I have not seen this kind of fire behavior."

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