Arson investigators on the scene of California’s ‘Apple Fire’

Firefighters are battling the blaze from the sky and on the ground in hopes of keeping the fireline from igniting homes.
1:29 | 08/03/20

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Now to southern California, where the apple fire near palm Springs has exploded in size. Firefighters trying to protect nearby homes. Triple-digit heat is not helping the firefight. And the thousands who are evacuating must do so in the middle of a pandemic. Here's zohreen shah. Reporter: Tonight, firefighters defenseless against the monstrous apple fire. The inferno erupting for a second night in a row, growing ten times in size, now 20,000 acres burned. The blaze, 0% contained. Crews on the ground and in the air growing frustrated, with conditions providing little hope. I can anticipate, you know, at least in the next few days are going to be critical for the firefighters. And I would anticipate us being out here for at least the next week. Reporter: Multiple structures destroyed, including at least one home. 2,500 more now in danger. More than 8,000 people forced to evacuate with no time to spare, including ket sengchan and her 1-year-old baby. And we had a lot of trouble finding a place to stay last night. So me and the baby kind of stayed in the car last night. Reporter: This couple in their 90s struggling to deal with the pandemic, now at the mercy of an unrelenting fire. We'll just persevere. Someday we will get back home. Reporter: Tonight, arson investigators are on the scene trying to determine if this was intentionally set. Tom? Zohreen, thank you. Tonight, mission

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