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Authorities issue evacuation orders as wildfire north of Los Angeles spreads

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Authorities issue evacuation orders as wildfire north of Los Angeles spreads

Authorities issue evacuation orders as wildfire north of Los Angeles spreads

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  • Wildfire, Post Fire, spreads thousands of acres near Interstate 5 freeway.
  • Authorities issued evacuation orders due to threats to nearby structures.
  • Los Angeles County Fire Department does not immediately respond to inquiries.
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Officials said Saturday that a wildfire in Los Angeles County spread thousands of acres close to a major highway and threatened nearby structures, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported that the blaze, known as the Post Fire, scorched more than 14.5 square kilometers near the Interstate 5 freeway in Gorman, located approximately 100 kilometers northwest of Los Angeles. Authorities stated that the flames started around 1:45 p.m.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on the evacuations, reported injuries, and the current size of the blaze. Authorities are conducting an ongoing investigation.

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