Apple Fire Scorches More Than 4,000 Acres, Sends Smoke Plume Towering Over California

The Apple Fire, burning in the Cherry Valley region of California, has burned more than 4,000 acres and destroyed at least one home. Massive plumes of smoke were seen billowing into the air from Yucaipa, California, on Saturday, August 1.

As of that date, the fire had reached 4,125 acres and was at zero percent containment, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Several warnings and evacuation orders were in place.

According to local reports, a home in Cherry Valley was destroyed, as well as two outbuildings. Firefighters were fighting the blaze from the ground and air. Credit: @duchess875 via Storyful