The Apple Fire in Riverside County, California, has exploded in size in just a day. By Friday night it was 1,700 acres in size, but by Saturday night it was more than 12,000 acres in size. Read on to see maps of the fire, photos, evacuation updates, and details on how to stay updated on the latest news. Remember that fires can change rapidly, so follow your local news for the latest updates if you are in a region near the fire.
See Interactive Maps for the Apple Fire
The Apple Fire started around 4:55 p.m. on Friday, July 31 as two fires that eventually merged into one. By 8 p.m. on Saturday night, August 1, it had exploded in size to 12,000 acres and was still 0% contained, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
KTLA 5 reported that the fire started in the 9000 block of Oak Glen Road. Below is a map by MappingSupport.com of the fire. This shows satellite hotspots, but it should not be used for emergency planning since satellite data is a couple of hours behind real-time. You can see the full map here.
Below is a map provided by Fire Mappers showing the general location of the fire. You may need to click “Do not show this splash screen again” and “OK” to see the map. The full map is here.
The fire started in Cherry Valley along Oak Glen Road and the cause is under investigation. You can also see a map of the fire’s location on Cal Fire’s state map here.
So far, one family dwelling and two outbuildings have been destroyed in a region near Avenida Miravilla, Riverside County reported.
Evacuation Orders & Maps
According to the Riverside County’s Incident Page for the fire, evacuation orders were in place for the following regions. As of the time of publication, no evacuation orders previously issued had been lifted.
Potato Canyon Area West to Raywood Flat, in San Bernardino County
North of Wilson St, east of Sunset Ave and west of Hathaway St.
East of Oak Glen Rd West of Banning Canyon Rd and along Pine Beach Rd
Residents north of Cherry Valley Blvd West of Highland Springs East of Beaumont Avenue (this was first issued on 7/31)
Residents north of Gilman Street cross …read more