Wildfire season begins in California

Barely weeks after the state was inundated with extreme rainfall, now California has to brace itself for the threat of wildfires, with the Nob fire having now grown to affect an area of over 200 acres.

The Nob fire, burning in the San Bernardino National Forest, is the first large wildfire of the season in California.

Because of its location deep in the forest, between Wrightwood and Lytle Creek, the fire is not a threat to any surrounding communities, said Eric Sherwin, a spokesperson for the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

Efforts to extinguish the wildfire continued over the weekend

About 150 personnel from Cal Fire, the US Forest Service and the San Bernardino County Fire Department have been battling the blaze, according to Gus Bahena, a spokesperson for the San Bernardino National Forest.

The wildfire started as a heatwave broke out across the state, expected to bring some of the warmest temperatures this year.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.