NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KLFY)– An urgent evacuation has been issued for residents on the westside of Lake Gorum Road, eastside of Janie Gorum Road and the southside of La. Hwy 119 near Gorum due to an ongoing wildfire.

The Sheriff’s Office said the fire started around 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon and has already burned 100 acres. Officials said it is the biggest the parish has faced so far this year.

The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office urged and asked people in the area to evacuate until further notice.

According to LDAF, the wildfire spread down a southeastern path.

No homes have been affected and the fire is currently estimated to be 40 % contained, according to law officials. Multiple agencies are working together to fight the fire with the help of bulldozers and air craft.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.