Sheep Fire: Wildfire near Wrightwood area growing as firefighters work to put out blaze amid heat

WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. (KABC) — A wildfire in the Wrightwood area continues to burn and has grown to at least 150 acres as of Sunday afternoon.

Mandatory evacuations have been issued for Desert Front Road, Wild Horse Canyon Road and the community of Wrightwood.

The Red Cross opened an evacuation center at Serrano High School located at 9292 Sheep Creek Road in the unincorporated community of Phelan.

According to San Bernardino County fire officials, the Sheep Fire has been 5% contained since it sparked Saturday evening.

The fire began near triple-digit temperatures and bone-dry brush.

Highway 2 was shut down from Highway 138 to the Sheep Creek area, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

About 200 firefighters are working to put out the fire.

The cause remains under investigation.

This is a developing news story. Updated information will be posted here as it becomes available.

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