The big picture: Some 7,800 people were under evacuation orders after the Apple fire in Riverside County, about 75 miles east of Los Angeles, "doubled in size" Saturday, reports KTLA, citing local officials. Hundreds of firefighters have been battling the blaze, but Riverside County Fire Department said in a statement Saturday night none of it had been contained.
#AppleFIRE [UPDATE] 8:00 p.m. 08/01/2020 - The Apple Fire is now 12,000 acres and remains 0% contained.— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) August 2, 2020
Several EVACUATION ORDERS and warnings remain in place. Please visit https://t.co/NNPcufL1ea to search if your address is in an evacuation area. pic.twitter.com/qyV6NMUUqT
#LongBeachFirefighters were deployed as a Strike Team to assist with the #AppleFire in Riverside County by Cherry Valley. This fire has 0% containment and evacuation orders in place for residents of the area. We also have members assisting with #JulyFire and #DamFire incidents. pic.twitter.com/2TFJtvweMM— Long Beach Fire (@lbfirefighters) August 2, 2020