Roughly 2,700 people have been ordered to evacuate the town of San Andreas, California as a wildfire rages in the surrounding area, the Associated Press reported. A state of emergency has been declared. Images posted online show the fire creeping closer towards the town, with smoke filling the air.

The “Butte Fire,” as it’s been called, was described as “extremely dangerous” by California state fire spokeswoman Nancy Longmore, the AP stated. “It’s expanding like a balloon,” she said. “It’s moving very fast. There’s many homes threatened.” FULL REPORT