1,300 firefighters battling massive California wildfire

Posted In: News Date:Aug 3rd, 2020

More than 1,300 firefighters, backed by helicopters and water-dumping planes, were battling a massive wildfire in Southern California that has forced thousands of people from their homes east of Los Angeles.

Dubbed "Apple Fire", the state's first major wildfire of the year began on July 31 as two adjacent blazes in Cherry Valley, an area near the city of Beaumont in Riverside County, reports the BBC.