Nearly 8,000 people have evacuated their homes because of a wildfire burning east of Los Angeles. The Apple Fire, which began in Riverside County, California, on Friday night had burned more than 12,000 acres as of Saturday evening and destroyed at least one home, but no injuries had been reported. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation. Dozens of engines, air support, and 375 firefighters are reportedly on the scene. The Riverside County Fire Department said the fire remains 0 percent contained. The natural disaster is coinciding with the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit Southern California hard in recent weeks, and all evacuation centers will enforce COVID-19 protocols like temperature screenings, masks, and social distancing.
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