“Law enforcement is going door-to-door with a mandatory evacuation for Desert Front Road and Wild Horse Canyon,” the latest fire update said.
“Wrightwood is under an evacuation warning. There is a road closure from Hwy 138 to Lone Pine (Highway 2),” according to the incident overview.
CNN has reached out to authorities for details on how many residents are under the evacuation orders.
The fire began on Saturday evening. The cause remains under investigation.
Located around 23 miles outside the Los Angeles area, the forest is “within one of the driest, most fire-prone areas in the United States,” according to the Angeles National Forest site.
“Southern California typically has a fire season of historically late June and then into the fall,” Chief Garcia said. “But we’re seeing activity now year round.”
Angeles National Forest is already under fire restrictions expected to expand around the forest in coming months, he said.
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