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Homes evacuated as Southern California wildfire grows


August 3, 2020

Gina Ferazzi – Los Angeles Times

A firefighter from Carpinteria monitors a huge plume of smoke from the Apple fire along Bluff Street, north of Banning, California.

BANNING, Calif. - Thousands of people were under evacuation orders Sunday after a wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles exploded in size as crews battled flames in triple-digit heat.

The fire in Riverside County consumed more than 31 square miles (about 80 square kilometers) of dry brush and timber, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

There was zero containment at midday. The cause was under investigation.


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