Riverside ‘Apple Fire’ Scorches 20,000 Acres, Evacuations Ordered For Close To 8,000 People

The Riverside County Apple Fire is still at 0% containment on Sunday, as firefighters continue to battle a blaze that has burned 20,516 acres in the Cherry Valley area. Nearly 2,600 homes, totaling some 7,800 people, were affected by evacuation orders, fire officials said.

CAL FIRE and Riverside County Fire Department officials earlier said the blaze was 12% contained, but San Bernardino National Forest officials later updated that figure to 0%.

NEW EVACUATION WARNING issued for the area north of Morongo Rd, east of Millard Canyon Rd, and west of Whitewater Canyon Rd.

An interactive map, where you can search the status of your address can be found at https://t.co/2S9I5zv25f. https://t.co/ouQu1CM3IT

— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) August 2, 2020

 

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