- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are searching for a prison inmate who walked away from a fire camp in Los Angeles County.

Sgt. Nicole Patterson with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says Jesse Diaz disappeared late Tuesday from the camp in Sylmar.

Corrections officers, sheriff’s deputies and county fire personnel are searching for the 24-year-old Riverside County native.

Patterson says Diaz was assigned to the camp after being convicted of evading police.

No description was immediately released.

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