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150-Acre Sharp Fire Near Wrightwood 40 Percent Contained

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WRIGHTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A wildfire burning in the Angeles National Forest was 40 percent contained, authorities said Saturday.

The Sharp Fire burning southeast of Wrightwood has scorched over 150 acres of heavy timber located in steep terrain. It erupted about 12:13 p.m. Thursday, prompting mandatory evacuations.

As of Saturday, fire officials said evacuation orders for Mojave Scenic Drive, Buckthorn Road, East Canyon Drive, Mount Mahogany Road, Slippery Elm Road, and Lone Pine Canyon Road south of East Canyon were still in place.

Fire officials also said the weather has been “cooperative” in their fire-fighting efforts.

The Red Cross has established an evacuation center at Serrano High School located at 9292 Sheep Creek Road in Phelan.

Two people have reportedly sustained minor injuries, according to fire officials who said no structures were lost.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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