A massive wildfire burning in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California has scorched more than 25,000 acres and was at 5% containment as of Monday morning, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The "Apple Fire," which is believed to have started as three separate blazes, broke out Friday (July 31st) afternoon.
Flames roared overnight into the hillside and into the communities of Cherry Valley, Banning and into the San Bernardino National Forest.
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Banning residents north of Wilson St. were evacuated for a few hours until the wind changed the direction of the blaze.