A brush fire that ignited on Wednesday afternoon in California's Lytle Creek and Fontana area quickly engulfed at least 300 acres of land and triggered a series of evacuations, according to US media reports.
The fire, which was fueled by a light breeze in the interstate and south of Lytle Creek Road was not contained at all after four hours of ignition, according to reports from ABC News.
The brush fire in California was seen quickly engulfing structures and stationary vehicles while residents of the Lytle Creek and Fontana area rushed to rescue their cattle and other domesticated animals.
At least two water tankers were seen rushing to the site along with several firefighters as the first responders to the fire.
The fire also disrupted traffic conditions on major freeways in California. While select ramps on Sierra Avenue were sealed off by the authorities, smoky conditions on the 15 Freeway, which is close to the site, resulted in slower traffic.
More than 100 first responders were deployed to the fire in an attempt to contain it. The officials were sent from Cal Fire and the San Bernardino National Forest authorities.
Officials said that the brush fire was triggered after an excavator struck a rock that resulted in sparks, which were quickly caught on by a dry bush, according to reports from ABC News.
The state of California has been in a constant battle with wildfires popping up all over. The Caldor fire has wreaked havoc in the state over the last month.
Reports from earlier this week suggest that the Caldor Fire in the northern Sierra Nevada has already destroyed dozens of homes, and authorities on Friday closed down a 46-mile (74-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 50 that is the main route between the state capital of Sacramento and Lake Tahoe on the Nevada state line.