Wildfire in Cherry Valley grows to over 4,000 acres, 0% contained

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CHERRY VALLEY (CNS) - Additional evacuation orders were issued Saturday due to the 4,125-acre Apple Fire, which was burning at 0% containment in Cherry Valley, about 45 miles north of Temecula, and had already charred at least one home, threatening dozens of others. Residents north of Wilson Street, east of Sunset Avenue and west of Hathaway Street in Banning were ordered to evacuate at about 2:15 p.m. as flames crept toward the neighborhood, according to the Riverside County Emergency Management Department. Also under evacuation orders since Friday were residents in the Banning Bench area and those north of Cherry Valley Boulevard, between Beaumont and Highland Springs avenues, the Riverside County Fire Department said. A hard road closure was in place along North Sunset Avenue at Wils
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