Apple Fire forces thousands to evacuate in Southern California
UPDATED 4:20 PM PT — Sunday, August 2, 2020
A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has forced thousands of residents to flee their homes.
The Apple Fire blaze, which erupted Friday in Riverside County, has burned more than 20,000 acres and remains 0% contained.
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) August 1, 2020
Roughly 8,000 people have been ordered to evacuate the area. Two structures and one house have reportedly been destroyed.
No injuries have been reported, but the Red Cross has been requested on scene.
In the meantime, 1,200 firefighters are still working to put out the blaze. Dozens of engines and air support teams are also on scene.
— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) August 1, 2020