FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Another wildfire has started out in southern California.
The fire began on Wednesday afternoon in the Angeles National Forest.
That's 60 miles north of Los Angeles.
It is spreading rapidly across the forest.
As of 6:00 p.m. PDT, it has already scorched 10,500 acres.
It has threatened numerous buildings throughout the area.
Mandatory evacuations are in place because of how rapid the fire is spreading.
According to FOX 11, at least 100 homes have been evacuated.
According to Los Angeles County Deputy Chief David Richardson, "the fire was being driven by tinder-dry brush and steep terrain but its ferocity approached that of wind-driven blazes that usually erupt when Santa Ana winds arrive in the next few months."
Unfortunately, the weather is not going to be on the firefighters' side as they battle the blaze.
Thursday highs were in the mid to upper 90s with gusty winds.
Excessive heat warnings will go into effect on Friday.
The hottest temperatures are going to happen away from the Pacific Ocean.
That's where temperatures will range between 100 to 110 degrees.
Relative humidities are going to be in the single digits.
When the relative humidty is extremely low, it helps increase the likelihood that a fire will spread.
Since the beginning of the month, the forest fire danger level was elevated from very high to extreme.
That means that full fire restrictions are in place, which you can find out more here.
The National Wildfire Coordinating Group has more information about the fire here.