A fast-moving brush fire broke out Thursday afternoon in Lancaster, quickly blackening about 150 acres amid triple-digit temperatures and forcing evacuations.
The fire was reported to be at about five acres in size just before 3 p.m. in the area of North 90th Street and Avenue K, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The blaze had grown to about 150 acres by 3:30 p.m., prompting a second-alarm resource request for approximately 200 firefighters, as well as air and ground units, to battle the flames.
Around 3:50 p.m., evacuation orders were issued for residents in the boundaries of West Avenue I to West Avenue J between 70th Street West and 80th Street West.
Road closures were also put into effect along West Avenue I to West Avenue J between 70th Street West and 90th Street West.
It was 108 degrees in Lancaster as of 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.