CHERRY VALLEY (CNS) - A fire that started in Cherry Valley and is raging in the mountains within the San Bernardino National Forest has injured one firefighter, destroyed 12 structures, burned 26,850 acres and was 15% contained Tuesday morning. According to Cal Fire investigators, the blaze was sparked by a malfunctioning diesel vehicle that was leaking burning matter from its exhaust pipe, triggering three separate blazes that eventually merged into one about 5 p.m. Friday in the area of Apple Tree Lane and Oak Glen Road. Fire officials are estimating the blaze could be fully contained as soon as Aug. 17, according to Kate Kramer, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman. The head of the Apple Fire is on a mountainside in San Bernardino County, according to the USFS. Two Cal Fire air tankers
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