Aug 02, 2020
Apple Fire spreads to 1,900 acres in Riverside County, destroys 1 home as evacuation orders remain in place: WATCH LIVE
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CHERRY VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) -- A wildfire in the Cherry Valley area of Riverside County remained 0% contained on Saturday morning after spreading to 1,900 acres and prompting mandatory evacuation orders, officials said.
At least one home and two outbuildings were destroyed by the Apple Fire, which began shortly before 5 p.
Responding firefighters in the air and on the ground attacked the flames in an effort to protect homes that were threatened, performing water drops from helicopters and establishing fire lines.
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As Southern California is hit by a scorching heat wave, a brush fire broke out in the Cherry Valley area of Riverside County Friday evening, quickly burning at least 700 acres.
An evacuation order was issued for the area north of Cherry Valley Boulevard, west of Highland Springs Avenue and east of Beaumont Avenue. An evacuation center was established at Beaumont High School, located at 39139 Cherry Valley Blvd. in Beaumont.
An evacuation warning was later issued for residents north of Wilson Street, who were urged to be prepared to leave if ordered.
Firefighters can again expect triple-digit temperatures in the area as they continue to battle the flames on Saturday.
Crews are expected to focus their efforts on the Banning Bluff area, said Captain Fernando Herrera of Cal Fire Riverside. "The fire made a good run last night, threatened a lot of the homes," he said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
#AppleFIRE Morning Update 08/01/2020 6:30 a.m. - Morning Update 08/01/2020 6:30 a.m. The fire is 1900 acres and 0% contained. All Evacuation Orders remain in place. CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire is in Unified Command with the USFS, Riverside County Sheriffs Department and CHP pic.twitter.com/O10yKjd9Ee— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) August 1, 2020
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Ranch fire Azusa map: How many acres have been burnt in Mountain Cove?
The Ranch Fire is currently one of the most critical infernos burning in the state.4Flames are tearing through Azusa, CaliforniaCredit: AFP or licensors
Other fires include the Lake Fire and Skyline Fire.Where is the Ranch Fire happening?
The Ranch Fire, as well as the Lake and Skyline fire, are happening in the San Gabriel mountains of Azusa, California.
Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for areas including Mountain Cove and west of Turning Leaf and Boulder Ridge, according to the Azusa Police Department.4Homes were threatened by the Ranch Fire infernoCredit: AFP or licensors
The Ranch Fire started as firefighters were already battling the 11,000-acre Lake Fire in the Angeles National Forest.How many acres have been burned?
The Angeles National Forest tweeted that the Ranch Fire has burnt through more than 2,500 acres of land.What to know about the Ranch Fire
Three major fires are blazing through the San Gabriel mountains of Azusa, California
- The Ranch Fire is a brush fire.
- Evacuation orders in the area have been lifted as the blaze moves away from residential areas.
- The blaze is burning at 0 percent containment.
- It has destroyed 2,500 acres of land.
It continues to take over with officials noting that there is currently 0 percent containment of the blaze.4Firefighters are struggling to contain the blazeCredit: AP:Associated Press
As of Friday morning, fire activity is expected to increase due to hot and dry weather conditions, with temperatures reaching between 105-108F.
Thankfully, the blaze is moving away from neighborhoods, according to KTLA.Have people evacuated?
More than 300 homes were evacuated as a result of the Ranch Fire.
Evacuation centers were set up at high schools for those that had to follow mandatory evacuation procedures.4Authorities were alerted to the brush fire at 2.45pm on August 13Credit: AP:Associated Press
The order was lifted Thursday night and Mountain Cove residents are now able to return to their homes, officials said.
The fire will continue to be monitored by emergency vehicles.
"Firefighters did a really good job securing the perimeter of the fire closer to homes,'' Daniela Zepeda of the US Forest Service told ABC7.Is anyone injured?
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As the Ranch Fire continues to burn hillside, there is currently no imminent threat to the Mountain Cove community.
The US Forest Service and Los Angeles County Fire Department are working together to fight the fire.