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Last Updated : Aug 03, 2020 05:16 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

In pics | Thousands remain evacuated from Southern California wildfire

The Apple Fire in Riverside County consumed more than 31 square miles (about 80 square kilometers) of dry brush and timber, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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The Apple Fire burns behind mountains near Beaumont, California (Image courtesy: AP)

The Apple Fire burns behind mountains near Beaumont, California (Image courtesy: AP)

Firefighter work against the Apple Fire near Banning, California (Image courtesy: AP)

Firefighter work against the Apple Fire near Banning, California (Image courtesy: AP)

A firefighter watches as a helicopter drops water onto the Apple Fire nearing Banning, California (Image Courtesy: AP)

A firefighter watches as a helicopter drops water onto the Apple Fire nearing Banning, California (Image Courtesy: AP)

A firefighter watches the Apple Fire in Banning, California. As of Monday morning, it was 5% contained. The cause was under investigation. (Image Courtesy: AP)

A firefighter watches the Apple Fire in Banning, California. As of Monday morning, it was 5% contained. The cause was under investigation. (Image Courtesy: AP)

A firefighter watches the Apple Fire in Banning, California. Flames leapt along brushy ridge tops and came close to homes while firefighters attacked it from the ground and air. (Image courtesy: AP)

A firefighter watches the Apple Fire in Banning, California. Flames leaped along brushy ridge tops and came close to homes while firefighters attacked it from the ground and air. (Image courtesy: AP)

Firefighter watches the Apple Fire in Banning, California. The mercury hit 109 degrees (43 Celsius) Sunday in nearby Palm Springs. (Image courtesy: AP)

A firefighter watches the Apple Fire in Banning, California. The mercury hit 109 degrees (43 Celsius) Sunday in nearby Palm Springs. (Image courtesy: AP)

A firefighter runs as the wind blows at the Apple Fire in Banning, California. The National Weather Service said “dangerously hot conditions” were expected to continue because of high pressure over much of Southern California. (Image courtesy: AP)

A firefighter runs as the wind blows at the Apple Fire in Banning, California. The National Weather Service said “dangerously hot conditions” were expected to continue due to high pressure over much of Southern California. (Image courtesy: AP)

A firefighter watches a brush fire at the Apple Fire in Banning, California. A huge smoke plume was visible for miles around and contributed to poor air quality. (Image courtesy: AP)

A firefighter watches a brush fire at the Apple Fire in Banning, California. A huge smoke plume was visible for miles around and contributed to poor air quality. (Image courtesy: AP)

A brush fire at the Apple Fire in Banning, California. The Apple Fire in Riverside County consumed more than 31 square miles (about 80 square kilometers) of dry brush and timber, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. (Image courtesy: AP)

A brush fire at the Apple Fire in Banning, California. The Apple Fire in Riverside County consumed more than 31 square miles (about 80 square kilometers) of dry brush and timber, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. (Image courtesy: AP)

Hand crews work on the remaining hot spots from a brush fire at the Apple Fire in Cherry Valley, California. (Image courtesy: AP)

Hand crews work on the remaining hot spots from a brush fire at the Apple Fire in Cherry Valley, California. (Image courtesy: AP)

First Published on Aug 3, 2020 05:09 pm
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