Balloons in ‘150 acres’ with strong winds fanning flames near homes

ANFFLA Fire Lookout, Penny, looks over the San Gabriel Mountains in the Angeles National Forest vigilant for any sign of smoke., tags: 150 winds flames - CC BY-SA

A Wrightwood fire has spread out over 150 acres and high winds have started flames near homes in California.

A wildfire in the Sheep Creek area is continuing to burn and has spread to approximately 45 hectares by Sunday afternoon.

For Desert Front Road, Wild Horse Canyon Road and Wrightwood Township, mandatory evacuations were ordered.

No evacuations were ordered and Highway 2 from highway 138 to the Sheep Creek area was closed, San Bernardino County Fire Department said.

The Red Cross opened an evacuation center at Serrano High School on 9292 Sheep Creek Road in Phelan.

The fire was first reported shortly after 6.30pm on Friday night and had stretched around an area of less than an acre.

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