The Cranston Fire began about noon Wednesday as the apparent result of arson, according to authorities. A Temecula man, 32-year-old Brandon N. McGlover, was arrested and later charged with setting nine fires, including the Cranston Fire. His bail was set at $1,000,000.
Approximately 6,000 people were evacuated in the following areas:
- Apple Canyon Area
- Cedar Glen
- Camp Scherman Girl Scout Camp
- Fern Valley
- Garner Valley
- Hurkey Creek Area
- Lake Hemet Area
- Mountain Center Community
- Mt San Jacinto State Park
- Pine Cove
Below is a more detailed map of the fire perimeter:
The blaze was 3 percent contained as of Friday.
The emergency personnel represented Cal Fire, the Riverside County Fire Department and the San Bernardino National Forest agency.
#CranstonFire Friday morning update: 11,500 acres burned; 6,000 people remain under evacuation orders; containment has dropped to 3%. This map shows three major "heads" of the fire; one to the northeast, the other two along the southern flank of the fire. pic.twitter.com/LKSEmryryE— Rob McMillan (@abc7robmcmillan) July 27, 2018
No injuries have been reported in the fire.