Wildfire east of Los Angeles grows, forces thousands from homes

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Aug 3, 2020 at 8:30 PM
  • A wildfire east of Los Angeles that has already burned more than 26,000 acres was only 5% contained and spreading north and east on Monday, prompting a fresh round of evacuation orders.
  • The blaze was first reported in Cherry Valley, a community about 75 miles (120 km) east of Los Angeles.
  • The Apple Fire is just the third wildfire in California this year to burn over 10,000 acres and it is expected to quickly become the state’s biggest blaze so far this fire season.