RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Air quality will be unhealthy through tonight in parts of the San Gorgonio Pass, the Coachella Valley and eastern Riverside County, due to 15,000-acre Apple Fire, which is burning north of Cherry Valley, authorities said.
"The Apple Fire is producing visible smoke this afternoon based on satellite imagery, webcam imagery and social media posts," the South Coast Air Quality Management District said in a statement Saturday issuing the smoke advisory. "Intense fire activity is generating a large smoke plume, which is mainly concentrated to higher altitudes and predominately above the valley floors."
Winds near the fire will continue to be from the west today, but some clearing is expected in the Coachella Valley, the AQMD said. The smoke plume is expected to veer towar