Update August 14, 2020: The Apple Fire is 90% containued after burning over 33,000 acres. The fire has been found to be "human caused." https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/6902/53155/
Update August 3, 2020: San Bernadino National Forest reports this morning that the fire is now five percent contained, with acreage and evacuations remaining the same as yesterday.
Update August 2, 2020: The #AppleFire has scorched over 20,000 acres and remain zero percent contained. Find new evacuation orders here: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/7/31/apple-fire/. The fire is now burning in both Riverside and San Bernadino Counties. New evacuation areas include Banning, Potato Canyon, and some areas north of Morongo Road.
View dramatic video of the Apple Fire burning during the night behind the Morongo Casino: https://twitter.com/i/status/1290098105291911168
By Miriam Raftery
Photo courtesy of Cleveland National Forest
August 1, 2020 (Riverside County) – San Miguel Firefighters are among crews battling the fast-moving #AppleFire, which has scorched over 12,000 acres in neighboring Riverside County, forcing evacuation of 4,800 people. Tonight, Cal Fire confirms that at least one home and two outbuildings have been destroyed, with many structures threatened.
At nightfall, the fire remains zero percent contained.