By Danielle Chavira

(CBS4) – Multiple Colorado firefighting agencies have sent some of their own personnel to help fight the Apple Fire burning in southern California. More than 26,000 acres have burned in the San Bernardino National Forest.

Flames and heavy smoke approach on a western front of the Apple Fire, consuming brush and forest at a high rate of speed during an excessive heat warning on Aug. 1, 2020 in Cherry Valley, California. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Thousands of people are evacuated.

Crews from Colorado include West Metro Fire, Frederick-Firestone and Platte Valley Fire Protection District.

As of Monday afternoon, the fire was 5% contained.

Danielle Chavira

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