Zones under evacuation warning, order as blaze scorches Riverside County

Thousands of residents are being forced to evacuate their homes as the Apple Fire continues to scorch parts of Riverside County.

Evacuation orders and advisories were issued for mountain, canyon and foothill neighborhoods.

Residents can search by address on the county website to see if their area is under any orders. They can also register for emergency alerts on

The blaze began as two adjacent fires reported Friday evening in Cherry Valley, an unincorporated area near Beaumont. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but authorities say it likely may be a case of arson.

Crews continue to battle the blaze as scorching temperatures are forecasted in some areas.

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