California wildfires scorch tens of thousands of acres

ABC News' Zohreen Shah reports from Cherry Valley, California, where firefighters are trying to gain the upper hand on the Apple Fire.
1:38 | 08/03/20

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Now to the wildfires raging in California. Firefighters trying to gain the upper hand on the apple fire which has scorched more hand 20,000 acres. Zohreen shah is in cherry valley, California. Reporter: We're learning overnight this fire is only 5% contained. This fire burned this house you can see the embers burning. This fire is forcing evacuations and threatening thousands. This morning at least 10 wildfires spreading in California including the apple fire now only 5% contained scorching more than 20,000 acres. More than 8,000 people forced to evacuate with little to no warning. We had a lot of trouble finding a place to stay last night because of so many people being evacuated at the same time. So me and the baby kind of stayed in the car last night. Reporter: The fire adding another challenge for families already worried about their health amid the pandemic. I should be at home. I shouldn't have to be driving the streets looking for somewhere to sleep. Reporter: The apple fire sending a plume of smoke as far as Tucson. Multiple structures destroyed, including one home. 2,500 more in danger. In the next few days, that will be critical for firefighters. Reporter: Near Los Angeles massive flames from the Gorman fire, causing officials to reroute some northbound vehicles off the highway. Arson investigators are on the scene. They're trying to figure out if the fire was intentionally set. Robin?

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