BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — An evacuation order has been issued for residents in the Wofford Heights area due to the potential of a landslide.

Because of “observed soil instability” and expected weather conditions a landslide for residents in Wofford Heights is “highly likely,” according to the Kern County Fire Department.

Due to the extreme threat to life an evacuation order has been issued for all of Wofford Heights Tuesday afternoon.

Surveyors with the KCFD identified numerous slopes around the area where soil had started sliding.

The area is closed to public access.

An evacuation center is open at Kern Valley High School located at 3340 Erskine Creek Road in Lake Isabella. Animal Services is providing shelter for companion animals.

Anyone reporting an emergency should call 911. Anyone with questions about the order can call Kern County Information and Referral Services at 211.