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(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) — A California wildfire has grown to about 2,000 acres and is completely uncontained, officials say, after a brush fire jumped a section of California freeway and lit multiple vehicles on fire.

Firefighting planes were temporarily grounded Friday after a drone sighting in the area.

The fire jumped the 15 Freeway on Friday, and at least six vehicles were reportedly burning. Highway 15 was shut down in both directions and mandatory evacuations were given for parts of the area.

The area of highway currently on fire is Cajon Pass, a mountain pass between the San Bernardino Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains.

Interstate Route 15 is often used by those traveling between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

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