A line of inmates patrol Angeles National Forest out of Julius Klein Conservation Camp.
Authorities say an inmate has escaped from a minimum-security state fire camp in the Angeles National Forest near Azusa.
The Los Angeles Times reports Monday that 20-year-old Rafael Ortega walked away from the Julius Klein Conservation Camp.
Ortega was last seen shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday at his bed. He is serving a three-year, eight-month sentence for possession of a firearm by an ex-felon.
The camp houses about 125 inmates who work on hand crews under the supervision of state and county fire officials.