Apple Fire in Southern California evacuates over 7,000
Around 7,800 people have been evacuated due to the out-of-control wildfire in the east of Los Angeles.
Single-family home and two outbuildings were destroyed by the fire, the Riverside County Fire Department tweeted.
Evacuation centers have been set up at local hotels and at Beaumont High School, fire department spokesman Rob Roseen told CNN.
All evacuation centers will enforce COVID-19 protocols such as temperature screenings upon entry, masks, and social distancing, Roseen said.
As of Saturday night, the fire has burned about 12,000 acres and is 0% contained, according to the fire department. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
There is increased potential for plume growth with fires this weekend because of hot temperatures, very low humidities, and onshore winds, according to the National Weather Service.