APPLE FIRE BURNING Riverside County & San Bernardino County

NORTHEAST OF CHERRY VALLEY - 



29,267 ACRES BURNED - 30% CONTAINED

AN "EVACUATION WARNING" (Be Prepared) 

REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR FOREST FALLS & PORTIONS OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY: 

SMOKE IS VERY VISIBLE FRIDAY AS CREWS WORK ON 

BACKFIRING OPERATIONS, NO THREAT.

 

  

Incident Information:

Start / Report Date: July 31, 2020

Cause: Human Caused

Fuels Involved: Chaparral & Brush

 

 

 

APPLE FIRE Update

AUGUST 7, 2020 Evening

 

Incident Information:                                                     Resources:                                                                         

Start / Report Date: July 31, 2020                                       Hand Crews: 42

Cause: Human                                                                          Caused Engines:284

Fuels Involved: Chaparral & Brush                                      Dozers: 24

Size: 29,267 acres                                                                     Helicopters: 18

Location: Banning Canyon                                                     Fixed wing: 2

Injuries: 1                                                                                   Water Tenders: 38

Homes destroyed: 4                                                                  Total Personnel: 2,664

Percent contained: 30%

Strategy: Full Suppression 

Evacuations / Closures: An Evacuation Warning is in effect for the area east of Potrero Road, west to Highway 62 and north of Interstate 10. 

Residents: please visit https://www.rivcoready.org/ActiveEvents for an interactive map that will allow you to enter your address to determine if you are within this evacuation warning area.  

For San Bernardino County Residents: 

***NEW*** The Evacuation Order has been lifted for all areas east of Oak Glen Road, including Potato Canyon and Pine Bench north of the Riverside/San Bernardino county line. An Evacuation Warning remains in place for Forest Falls, Morongo Valley, Pioneertown, and Rimrock. 

The San Gorgonio Wilderness has been closed to all use. An Emergency Forest Closure Order is in effect as of August 2, 2020. The order prohibits all entry into the San Gorgonio Wilderness and some adjacent areas. Additionally, all Forest Service recreation areas in the Forest Falls area are closed. Fire restrictions have increased across the San Bernardino National Forest. Please refer to the Forest web page at https://www.fs.usda.gov/sbnf for additional details. 

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail: Due to closures in both the San Bernardino National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management ‘The Pacific Coast Trail is closed to all traffic between the Cottonwood Trailhead, near the community of San Gorgonio and Forest Road 1N101 (Pipes Canyon Road). 

Smoke Advisory: Smoke will travel towards Morongo Valley and remain in the area until late evening. People with health conditions sensitive to smoke should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exercise in this area today. 

Evacuation Center: San Bernardino County residents under the Oak Glen Evacuation Order may contact The American Red Cross at (571) 595-7774. 

Weather: Conditions will be similar to two days. Relative humidities will decrease to 10-20% and temperatures are expected in the mid 70’s on the ridges and upper slopes in the fire area.re shifting with winds increasing over the fire area. Windy conditions continue to be of concern for this fire. 

Donations: Area residents who wish to make food donations are encouraged to contribute to local food pantries as firefighters are provided with everything they need at the fire camps. 

Cooperating and Assisting Organizations: Riverside County Emergency Management Department, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Riverside County Sheriffs, San Bernardino County Sheriffs, San Bernardino County Fire, California Highway Patrol and Southern California Edison. 

Safety Message: In addition to dealing with the inherent hazards of fighting a wildland fire, firefighters are taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by limiting inter-crew face-to-face interactions to what is operationally necessary to engage the fire safely. 

There is a temporary flight restriction over the fire and vicinity. It is illegal to fly drones within the restricted area.

Remember, “When you fly, we can’t”!   

 

 


 

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