What is the Apple Fire?
Apple Fire does not refer to a specific type of fire – rather it is the name of this particular fire in California.
Fires typically are named by the dispatch centre that sends the first responders to the fire, though sometimes they are named by the first firefighters on the scene, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The name comes from a geographical location, such as a local landmark, street, lake, mountain, or peak.
According to the National Interagency Fire Center, there are some fire names that should be avoided.
This includes naming a fire after a person, private property or a company, or naming a fire after another catastrophic fire (one that experienced fatalities or high property losses, for instance).