Thousands of people in Southern California are under evacuation orders on Sunday after a wildfire exploded in size, destroying at least one home. The Riverside County Fire Department said the blaze, known as the Apple Fire, has scorched about 20,516 acres and is at zero percent containment as it burns in an area straddling Riverside and San Bernardino counties in the mountains east of Los Angeles.
H/T: New York Post
“Even though we’ve had fires in the past, it’s been a number of years,” the man, who only gave his first name, Bill, told KTLA. “So there’s a lot of heavy fuel out there. It’s dry, it was 106 degrees yesterday — perfect conditions for something to really get going, and that’s what happened.”
A wildfire dubbed the Apple Fire erupted in Southern California on Friday northwest of Palm Springs, prompting the evacuation of at least 200 nearby homes, authorities said. https://t.co/uHNEvXdU9h pic.twitter.com/WgkVsUcieh— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 1, 2020
tw// fire,,smoke— «Taya💞 is tired» (@princessminsu) August 1, 2020
looks like my small ass southern california town might just make it on the news🤩 pic.twitter.com/Eoftry9K0h
The Apple Fire in Riverside County, California has scorched more than 20,000 acres and is just 5% contained as of Sunday evening. The fire, which is believed to have originated as three separate fires, broke out Friday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/RM8cOR0745— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 3, 2020
Apple fire Riverside County California... thank you so much for your efforts in our reforestation program. pic.twitter.com/1ZNO1Q20Vl— MileMarker1 (@MikePerdew1) August 2, 2020
HAPPENING NOW: The Apple Fire has spread to 12,000 acres in Riverside County, California.— Preston Phillips (@PrestonTVNews) August 2, 2020
One home has been destroyed as evacuation orders remain in place.
DETAILS: https://t.co/bUYj34VtvF pic.twitter.com/IYOIarxlOJ
🔥The #AppleFire in Riverside County, #California, has reached a size of over 20,000 acres. About 8,000 people had to be evacuated.— Copernicus EU (@CopernicusEU) August 3, 2020
This #Sentinel2 image, processed with @Pierre_Markuse's custom script, shows the extent of the #fire on 01 August. #wildfire #CherryValley pic.twitter.com/fntceB2cU1
Aerial firefighters in California have dropped fire retardant on Riverside County in an attempt to control the spread of wildfires.— SkyNews (@SkyNews) August 3, 2020
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