/Apple Fire near Cherry Valley, California spreads closer to Oak Glen – Wildfire Today

Apple Fire near Cherry Valley, California spreads closer to Oak Glen – Wildfire Today


Saturday morning the fire was mapped at 1,900 acres

UPDATED at 4:26 p.m. PDT August 1, 2020

The map below shows heat detected on the Apple Fire by a satellite at 12:48 p.m. PDT August 1. On Saturday the fire has been moving to the north and east and by 3:30 p.m. had spread past the Oak Glen Conservation Camp.

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The map shows heat detected on the Apple Fire by a satellite at 12:48 p.m. PDT August 1, 2020. The red arrows were added by Wildfire Today.

UPDATED at 3:31 p.m. PDT August 1, 2020

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Apple Fire at 2:13 p.m. August 1, 2020. Toro Peak looking northeast.

The Apple fire has been very active in the early afternoon Saturday, spreading up the slope at least two miles over the last 12 hours, surrounding CAL FIRE’s Oak Glen Conservation Camp #35. The 40 acre site built in 1949 for housing and training up to seven inmate fire crews is the largest state facility of its kind.

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The red arrows on the map indicate the spread of the Apple Fire Saturday afternoon, August 1, 2020.
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Apple Fire, DC-10 air tanker dropping near the Oak Glen Conservation Camp. Screenshot from ABC7 video.

CAL FIRE/Riverside County reported at 3 p.m. Saturday the Apple Fire has burned 4,125 acres.

Firefighters have ordered additional large and very large air tankers including two DC-10s and the 747. Additional strike teams of engines, dozers, and crews have also been requested.

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Apple Fire at 2:13 p.m. August 1, 2020. Reche Peak looking southeast.

The weather conditions are not in favor of the firefighters. At 2:13 p.m. Saturday a weather station at Banning recorded winds out of the west at 10 mph gusting to 22, temperature of 99 degrees, and relative humidity of 9 percent.


(Originally published at 10:32 p.m. PDT August 1, 2020)

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3-D map of the Apple, approximate location, based on heat detected by a satellite at 3:06 a.m. PDT Aug 1, 2020. Not to be used for planning purposes.

At about 5 p.m. Friday when firefighters arrived at what is now the Apple Fire north of Beaumont, California in Cherry Valley, they found at least two separate fires burning along Oak Glen Road. Saturday it has grown into a 1,900-acre blaze that has prompted evacuations and has destroyed at least one home and two outbuildings.

CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire is in Unified Command with the U.S. Forest Service, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, and California Highway Patrol.

The fire is burning between Oak Glen Road on the west and Bluff Street on the east. It is about three miles south of Oak Glen.

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Apple Fire August 1, 2020. @Captain2500agl

Resources working on the fire Saturday morning include 5 helicopters, 43 fire engines, 10 hand crews, 3 water tenders, and 3 dozers, for a total of 375 personnel. Large and very large air tankers are busy over the fire this morning.

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Map showing heat detected on the Apple Fire by a satellite at 3:06 a.m. PDT Aug 1, 2020.
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Apple Fire, from Reche Peak at 9:45 a.m. PDT August 1, 2020.


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