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Central Coast firefighters help battle 20,500 acre Apple Fire in Riverside County

Apple Fire

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. - As of Sunday afternoon, a wildfire in the Cherry Valley area of Riverside County remained 0% contained after spreading to over 20,500 acres, fire officials said. Several evacuation orders and warnings were in place.

Firefighters from Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria, Ventura County and Oxnard traveled to Riverside County to help battle the growing fire.

Bright and early E-351 and crew on their way to the Apple Fire in Riverside County at 2:30 this morning.

Posted by Lompoc City Fire Department on Saturday, August 1, 2020

SBC in the News- SBC has sent resources to assist with the Apple Fire burning in Riverside County. We have sent Crew...

Posted by Santa Barbara County Fire Department on Saturday, August 1, 2020

More evacuations were ordered Saturday afternoon. At least one home and two outbuildings were destroyed by the fire. The blaze, which began as two adjacent fires, was reported shortly before 5 p.m. Friday in Cherry Valley, an unincorporated area near the city of Beaumont in Riverside County. 

Fire officials said at least one single family dwelling and two outbuildings were destroyed by the fire near Avenida Miravilla.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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