Wildfire Burns Next to Highway Near Pismo Beach in California

Evacuations were ordered as a wildfire broke out near homes at Pismo Beach, California, on June 15.

The so-called Avila Fire began as a vegetation fire at around 3 pm local time. Californian firefighters reported the blaze was spreading at a rapid rate and they were battling the fire with aircraft dropping fire retardant.

This video shows the fire burning by the side of Highway 101 near Pismo Beach. Credit: Cheryl Sterling via Storyful