The Kern County Fire Department said an estimated 100-acre fire erupted near Piute Peak Tuesday, prompting officials to issue an evacuation warning.
The department issued a vegetation fire alert on Twitter and said the fire grew to about 80 acres around 1:55 p.m Tuesday.
The Red Cross has opened a temporary evacuation point at Lake Isabella Senior Center at 6409 Lake Isabella Blvd. As of 5 p.m., there are no evacuees using the center, said Cindy Huge, the public information officer for the Red Cross.
Kern County Animal Services is present at the scene, Huge added.