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Update on the Way Fire

WOFFORD HEIGHTS, CA - The Way fire near Wofford Heights has grown to 3,195 acres, and is 0% contained as of Tuesday morning.
/ Source: KGET-TV

WOFFORD HEIGHTS, CA - The Way fire near Wofford Heights has grown to 3,195 acres, and is 0% contained as of Tuesday morning.

The fire broke out just before 3 p.m. Monday.

The fire is burning north and west of Lake Isabella in rugged terrain.  The area is full of summer cabins and homes where people live year round.

The U.S. Forest Service said more than 200 homes were evacuated in the Wofford Heights area.

Our reporter Katey Rusch reported seeing at least five burned structures, but it's unclear what kind they were.  Three of the structures are on Mar Vista Drive, one on Wheeler Drive and one on Bristlecone Drive.

There's no report of any injuries. 

EVACUATIONS
Kern Valley High School is the recommended evacuation center.  If you have large animals, officials recommend you take them with you, along with extra feed.

Kern County Fire is advising people living along these roads to evacuate:

Rodgers road, north and south Frontier Trail, south and West Burlando Road, Whitney Road, Grove Park way, Silver Mine Drive,  Frontier Road, Bristlecone Drive, Sycamore Drive.

Fire fighters also added Sierra Vista, Needham Drive, Loma Lane, Sargent Lane, Adams Road, and Mar Vista Drive.

All these roads are closed from Highway 155 in Wofford Heights.