Sierra Fire: 40 percent contained, evacuations in effect

Sierra Fire

San Bernardino National Forest

The Sierra Fire began in the hills of the Cajon Pass on Tuesday, September 25, 2013.

The Sierra Fire — burning more than 200 acres in the Lytle Creek area of the Cajon Pass — is 40 percent contained, and full containment is expected Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Evacuations are in effect for residents on Glen Helen Road west of Interstate 15 and Glen Helen Road is closed west of Glen Helen Parkway. 

The brush fire began Tuesday evening and rapidly grew to more than 200 acres fueled by moderate winds and dry chaparral near northbound 15 Freeway in Lytle Creek on Tuesday evening, the San Bernardino Sun reported.

Evacuations remained in effect on Glen Helen Road west of Interstate 15 late Tuesday and they were to become voluntary at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, according to Banning-Beaumont Patch.

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