SAN BERNARDINO ( — The Sierra Fire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains was 40 percent contained as of Wednesday morning, officials said.

The 200-acre fire, which broke out at 3:51 p.m. Tuesday near the 15 Freeway and Glen Helen Road, prompted mandatory evacuations that were lifted at midnight.

Authorities said evacuations were voluntary as of Wednesday.

An evacuation center was set up at the Jesse Turner Community Center, located at 15556 Summit in Fontana. Owners may take small animals to the Devore Animal Center at 19777 Shelter Way in San Bernardino.

Glen Helen Road remains closed west of Glen Helen Parkway, the U.S. Forest Service said.

Nearly 100 firefighters were battling the blaze.

Full containment was expected by Friday evening.


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