Major Wildfire

Aug 4, 2020

 As of the morning of 3 August 2020, approximately 8,000 people in Southern California’s Riverside and San Bernardino counties remain under evacuation orders and advisories due to a major wildfire that has so far consumed more than 31 sq. mi (50 sq. km) of land in the area. The blaze started in Riverside County’s Cherry Valley, located approximately 85 mi (135 km) east of the city of Los Angeles, after two adjacent fires merged on the evening of 31 August. The fire has destroyed at least one home and two other structures, but there have been no reports of casualties. As of last report, the fire is only 5% contained and approximately 2,200 firefighters equipped with helicopters and air tankers continue to battle the blaze.

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