Photo Credit | Rich Thompson, IMET (@RichIMET)

Incident Summary

The Apple Fire is located about 1 mile from the Apple Valley area.  Start date was 7/31/2020 at 1808 PT.  It has been burning over 11 days.  Fire fuels include: timber, chaparral and tall grass.

Current Status

Currently, there is minimal fire behavior but it is still smoldering and creeping. Homes are considered still be under threat. Closures are in effect.

There has been 33,424 acres destroyed.  There is a 70% containment status.


Resources from CAL FIRE – Riverside Unit, managed by the CA Team 2, a Type 1 IMT.  Command is in Unified Command with CAL FIre, USFS, San Bernardino and Yucaipa Fire Departments.

There is a total of 1,446 personnel that includes 27 crews, 67 engines and 12 helos.

Incident Cooperators

Incident Cooperators:  World Central Kitchen, San Bernadino NF, Global Supertanker Services, Chino Valley RD, OCFD, RivCO Animal Services, Wildfire Alert Cams, NASA Earth, LAFD Talk, LAFD PIO, Weather Nation, San Bernardino County Sheriff Office, CAL FiRE BDU, CAL FIRE RRU, Crockett Carquinez FD, Idyll Emergency, La Verne FD, Glendale FD, American Red Cross – Southern Region, Morongo Basin Sheriff Office, NWS IMET, San Bernardino Co FD, USFS, CA Conservation Members.

Damage Assessments

There has been 13 structures destroyed with a $43.6 Million cost-to-date in fire suppression and containment costs.

Injuries Reported

3 injuries reported.  It is unknown if they are all firefighters or civilians or a combination of the two.

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