• Thomas Crompton

Apple Fire: 12,000 Acres Ablaze as Cal Fire Reports 0% Containment

Smoke fills the air behind Morongo Resort and Casino

What began in California Friday evening as two separate fires only three and twenty acres in size has ballooned into a massive 12,000-acre wildfire throughout much of the Morongo Indian Reservation, Riverside, and San Bernadino County. With multiple evacuations already enforced and zero containment as of 8 pm Saturday night, Cal Fire faces a difficult battle in conquering the blaze.

According to the Riverside County Fire Department, 1,360 firefighters from 24 fire crews are fighting the fire as of Saturday night. The following evacuation orders are currently in effect (as of 10:30 PST 8/1/2020). Please refer to the Cal Fire Apple Fire general information page for up-to-date information.

Current Evacuation Orders (8/1/2020):

  • Potato Canyon Area West to Raywood Flat (San Bernadino County)

  • North of Cherry Valley Boulevard West of Highland Springs East of Beaumont Avenue

  • South of the County Line, North of Dutton Street and East of Oak Glen Road

  • North of Wison Street, East of Sunset Avenue and West of Hathaway Street

Evacuation Warnings (8/1/2020)

  • North of Morongo Road, East of Millard Canyon Road and West of Whitewater Canyon Road

  • Potato Canyon Area West to Raymond Flat in Oak Glen Area

Anyone concerned as to whether their place of residence is affected by the evacuation orders and warnings should check www.rivcoready.org/ActiveEvents to find out if their address is subject to evacuation.

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