TRABUCO CANYON, Calif. (KGTV) – A large brush fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest’s Trabuco Canyon is spreading quickly Monday afternoon.
The fire, dubbed the Holy Fire, was reported around 1:30 p.m. near Holy Jim Canyon and Trabuco Creek roads, according to KABC.
The Orange County Fire Authority said the blaze grew quickly from between seven and 10 acres to at least 4,000 by 8 p.m. and is currently spreading at a moderate rate. The Holy Fire is zero percent contained.
The fire is burning away from Orange County and mandatory evacuations have been issued for several areas. See the tweet below for the full list of evacuations:
Holy Fire: 1000+ acres. USFS is in command of the incident. Mandatory Evacuations for the following areas: Holy Jim Cyn, Trabuco Cyn Rec Residence Tract, Blue Jay and Falcon Campground. #ocfa#usfs#ocfirefighters#holyfire
Cal Fire is assisting in fighting the blaze. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
The Holy Jim trail, near where the fire is currently burning, is a 2.8 mile trail that connects several other mountain trails together. Summertime temperatures in the area regularly climb into the triple digits.