California Wildfire Threatens Hundreds of Homes (VIDEO)

The California wildfire season continues to heat up after a long-period of drought.

From the Source: 

"Firefighters raced to control a wildfire that threatened more than 500 homes in central California before hotter, drier weather sets in later in the week.
By late Sunday, the fire had burned through 3.1 square miles of trees and brush in and around the Sequoia National Forest, coming within a mile of a community about 30 miles northeast of Bakersfield.

Authorities have called on residents of the threatened homes to evacuate.

While firefighters stopped the flames from reaching homes in Wofford Heights, officials anticipated that the fire will spread toward the community near Lake Isabella, a popular recreation spot.

'It's moving toward areas that have not been burned,' fire spokesman Jay Nichols said.

The Shirley Fire has destroyed at least two structures, Nichols said. It was 10 percent contained.

The blaze broke out Friday night in remote area northwest of the lake and exploded late Saturday as dry winds pushed the flames toward homes, prompting Kern County Sheriff's deputies to knock on doors into the night to urge residents to leave."

  Above: "A wildfire is burning mostly out of control in and around the Sequoia National Forest in central California. Area residents are being urged to evacuate. " Credit for Video Screenshot: Associated Press 

Above: "A wildfire is burning mostly out of control in and around the Sequoia National Forest in central California. Area residents are being urged to evacuate. " Credit for Video Screenshot: Associated Press