August 3, 2020

Apple Fire

Apple Fire is located off of Oak Glen Road and Apple Tree Lane, North of Cherry Valley and has scorched 33,424 acres and is 80% contained

The Apple Fire began on July 31st and has since burned over 33,000 acres in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties in a portion of the San Bernardino National Forest

Quick Facts

  • The Apple Fire had destroyed three structures and was 80% contained as of 7 a.m. Thursday . About 2,296 firefighting personnel were battling the blaze and dropping water and fire retardant from the air.
  • About 7,800 people from 2,600 residences had been ordered to evacuate over the weekend. No injuries had been reported as of Monday morning.
  • The western edge was in the Forest Falls area in San Bernardino County, while the eastern flank was headed toward the Morongo Band of Mission Indians’ reservation in Riverside County. (Daily Press)

Warnings and Evacuations


There are no remaining Evacuation Warnings in effect.

The San Gorgonio Wilderness is closed to all use. An Emergency Forest Closure Order is in effect as of August 2, 2020. The order prohibits all entry into the San Gorgonio Wilderness and some adjacent areas. Additionally, all Forest Service recreation areas in the Forest Falls area are closed. Fire restrictions have increased across the San Bernardino National Forest. Please refer to the Forest web page here  for additional details.

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail: Due to closures in both the San Bernardino National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management, the PCT is closed to all traffic between the Cottonwood Trailhead, near the community of San Gorgonio and Forest Road 1N01 (Pipes Canyon Road).

There is a temporary flight testriction over the fire and vicinity. It is illegal to fly drones within the restricted area. Remember, “When you fly, we can’t”.

Smoke Advisory: Smoke from the Apple Fire has impacted communities to the east. Unhealthful air quality can result in the exacerbation of some medical issues, especially lung problems. Residents with medical issues affected by smoke are encouraged to stay indoors and avoid strenuous activity in smoky conditions.

Contact us for a free demo and access to our Apple Fire monitoring dashboard pictured below!