UPDATE 8/7/2020 12:00 PM:
USFS is performing a controlled burns around the area causing more smoke, there is no need for concern. No evacuation orders are planned at this time.
UPDATE 8/4/2020 4:00 PM:
The Apple Fire evacuation orders have been lifted for both the Morongo Reservation, which includes areas west of Potrero Road and north of Morongo Road, and the City of Banning, which includes the areas north of Wilson between Sunset and Hathaway.
All areas north of Morongo Road east of Potrero Road and west of Whitewater Canyon on the Morongo Reservation remain under an evacuation warning.
The Apple Fire continues to be very active in Millard Canyon and Wood Canyon.
Please be aware that the canyons remain closed to members and residents as heavy equipment is operating in these areas as part of the firefighting effort. You may also notice many fire trucks and other heavy equipment on Morongo, Millard, Potrero and Verdugo as well as firefighters on foot in many of these areas. Please use extreme caution while driving and walking on the Reservation to keep everyone as safe as possible.
The Tribal Administration Building will reopen beginning tomorrow, August 5th at 8:00 am.