California fires: Thousands evacuated as ‘Apple Fire’ blaze spreads across 15,000 acres

Out of control wildfires spreading over an area of more than 15,000 acres have prompted almost 8,000 people to evacuate their homes in Riverside County in southern California, amid a searing a heatwave in the region. The fire, named the Apple Fire by local firefighters, who routinely give blazes identifying titles, was reported on Friday in Cherry valley, which is about 75 miles east of Los Angeles.

Source: Microsoft News: California fires: Thousands evacuated as ‘Apple Fire’ blaze spreads across 15,000 acres