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Thousands of California evacuees as the fire continues in Riverside County

August 2, 2020

Thousands of people have already been evacuated by the fire reported earlier this Friday in Cherry Valley, California, which affects the Riverside County and San Bernardino areas in the south of the state, where it has already used nearly 5,000 hectares.

More than 370 firefighters are using several helicopters and tankers to respond to the so-called Apple fire on Sunday, which started on Friday at 4:55 p.m. in Oak Glen Road.

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Riverside County Fire Department, the Los Angeles Times said approximately 7,800 residents in more than 2,500 homes were evacuated.

Thousands of California evacuees as the fire continues in Riverside CountyThousands of California evacuees as the fire continues in Riverside County

Fernando Herrera, responsible for public information at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Riverside County Fire Department, said the combination of land and thick vegetation, and strong winds caused the fire. “enough fuel to continue burning with great intensity”.

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