SAN BERNARDINO ( — A brush fire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest near the Cajon Pass prompted mandatory evacuations Tuesday until midnight.

The Sierra Fire broke out just before 4p.m. near the 15 Freeway at Glen Helen Rd., according to San Bernardino National Forest officials.

The fire has reportedly burned 200 acres and prompted mandatory evacuations on Glen Helen Rd. west of the I-15 Freeway. Forest officials said mandatory evacuation orders issued on Glen Helen Rd. west of the I-15 Freeway will be lifted at midnight, with a voluntary evacuation remaining in place.

An evacuation center has been 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.

Nearly 100 firefighters were sent to battle the blaze.

Full containment is estimated by Friday, Sept. 27.

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