Smoke From California’s Apple Wildfire Can Be Seen From Space

08 04 20 California Wildfire Vo

In California, crews are continuing to battle a wildfire burning 80 miles east of Los Angeles.

More than 2,500 homes have been evacuated.

But at last report, firefighters were able to save all but one home.

Investigators say the so-called Apple Wildfire in Cherry Valley was caused by a diesel-fueled car that emitted hot gas from its exhaust system.

The plumes of smoke are so intense that the fire can be seen from space.

“It’s burning in areas where there’s been no fire history for 100 years. So there’s very, very heavy fuel loads, very thick brush and very dry.”

Southern California’s triple digit temperatures are also fueling the fire. But temperatures are supposed to dip in the coming days.