“Law enforcement is going door-to-door with forced evacuations to Desert Front Road and Wild Horse Canyon,” a recent fire announcement said.
“Wrightwood is on evacuation warning. The road from Hwy 138 to Lone Pine (Highway 2) is closed,” according to an overview of the incident.
CNN has approached officials for details on how many residents are under eviction orders.
The fire broke out on Saturday evening. The cause is under investigation.
Located about 23 miles outside the Los Angeles area, the forest is “one of the driest, most fire-prone areas in the United States,” according to the Angels National Forest Service.
“Southern California usually has a deep season in late June and then autumn,” said Chief Garcia. “But we now see activity year-round.”
The Angels National Forest is already under fire control and is expected to expand around the forest in the coming months, he said.