Several vehicles stopped on the I-15 Freeway in California are burning after a massive vegetation fire broke out Friday afternoon. 

KTTV reported that there were at least five burn victims and that mandatory evacuations are being enforced in the area. 

The San Bernardino County Fire Department said the fire was reported at about 2:30 p.m. (PT) and is now at least 500 acres.

The freeway remains closed in both directions in the area. 

Trace Gallagher reported that the I-15 freeway is the main connector between Southern California and Las Vegas.

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UPDATE, 9:57P ET: At least 20 cars and five homes have been destroyed in the fast moving wildfire. 

The blaze is at least 3,500 acres in size and embers caused the vehicles to catch on fire. 

California Highway Patrol spokesman Steve Carapia said 50 to 75 vehicles were left abandoned on the freeway, Fox News reported.