A large forest fire breaks out near Gorman

Saturday afternoon, a wildfire broke out near Gorman and quickly spread to hundreds of acres.

Saturday around 2:15 p.m., emergency crews responded to a brush fire at Ralphs Ranch Road and Gorman School Road near the 5 Freeway in Gorman, according to Melanie Flores of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

“We don’t have a lot of information about it right now,” Flores said.

A shopping center containing a McDonald’s and other non-residential buildings was quickly evacuated as the fire spread, according to California Highway Patrol officials.

Ralphs Ranch Road is closed due to the incident.

According to officials, the fire was 500 hectares in size as of 2:43 pm on Saturday.

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