The Route Fire has burned thousands of acres in California, forcing thousands of people to evacuate

Southern California authorities ordered evacuations after a brush fire erupted early Wednesday and burned thousands of acres by nightfall

According to authorities, between 100 and 200 homes were under the evacuation order Wednesday, but no structures were in danger.

By 8 p.m., Route Fire had grown to 4,624 acres with zero percent containment near I-5 and Lake Hughes Road.

Throughout Wednesday and Thursday, "robust resources" were making their way to the site to contribute to the effort

The structure defense mission appears to have adequate resources at this time

Southern California was experiencing a 10-day "fairly extreme heat period" when the fire broke out

She said 15 aircraft, including eight tankers and seven helicopters, were also contributing to the fire-fighting effort.

According to his plan for tomorrow, there will be additional heat emergencies."

aircraft available if we have to host people out, but we're going to take the heat very seriously