Apple promises to donate to California fire relief efforts

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Winds are making California's wildfires impossible to contain.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed this morning that his company will donate to help relief efforts related to fires ravaging Northern and Southern California.

The town of Paradise, California, in NorCal was pretty much burned to the ground yesterday after the Camp Fire roared across Butte County, about 90 miles north of Sacramento. Fires are continuing to gain momentum, which could make the damage even more colossal than officials previously thought.

Cook didn’t specify in his tweet how much money Apple will donate. Apple gave $1 million last year to support fire-relief efforts in California’s wine country.

In Southern California, the Hill and Woolsey Fires continue to burn in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The fires are closing in on Malibu. Smoke from the fires has filled the skies in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Authorities in Los Angeles have ordered the evacuation at least 75,000 homes.