LAKE ISABELLA— A 350-acre wildfire damaged or destroyed 10 homes Sunday afternoon and forced the evacuation of residents, officials said.
Evacuations are underway in the area near Erskine Creek, near Lake Isabella, as the fire moves in a southeasterly direction, said Tomas Patlan, a spokesman with the Kern County Fire Department. It is not known how many homes are in the area and how many people are being evacuated, he said.
About 75 firefighters and three helicopters are working to save homes in the area, he added. No injuries have been reported.
The fire erupted about 2 p.m. and the cause is under investigation, he said.
Authorities are warning residents to stay out of the area.
Lake Isabella is about 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles and about 30 miles northeast of Bakersfield.
In another blaze, firefighters contained a wildfire that burned 25 acres of brush and destroyed two structures in the hills northeast of San Diego, authorities said Sunday.
The fire, which began Saturday, briefly threatened the popular Angel’s Landing Country Inn and Resort.
Two structures, possibly trailers or mobile homes, were destroyed, said Chris Hess of the California Department of Forestry.
No injuries were reported.
At its peak, more than 250 firefighters worked to contain the blaze.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation, Hess said.