A wildfire burning south of Lake Isabella and near Highway 178 has charred more than 15-hundred acres.The Forest Service says the Highway Fire was reported Sunday afternoon near Borel Road in the canyon and has been running up grass-covered hillsides, there’s concern hotter temperatures could make it a tougher fight. Containment is at ten percent, evacuations are in effect in the Black Gulch area. The CHP says Highway 178 was closed until 6:00 AM Tuesday.

Sean Michael Lisle