Cranston Fire in Idyllwild 57 percent contained staff KABC logo
Monday, July 30, 2018
Cranston Fire in Idyllwild 57 percent contained
The Cranston Fire in Riverside County is 57 percent contained after burning over 13,000 acres and five homes in the Idyllwild area.

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (KABC) -- The Cranston Fire in Riverside County is 57 percent contained after burning over 13,000 acres in the Idyllwild area.

The brush fire acreage was decreased to 13,139 acres Monday morning, as fire crews focused on mopping up and securing the fire's edge.

Evacuation orders were lifted for Idyllwild and Pine Cove north of Lower Saunders Meadow Road.

About 560 people in Mountain Center and the surrounding area were still evacuated.

A total of 12 buildings were destroyed and five others were damaged in the fire, which began about noon Wednesday as the result of arson, according to authorities.

Cranston Fire map: Where Idyllwild brush fire is burning

A Temecula man, 32-year-old Brandon N. McGlover, was charged for allegedly igniting several fires in Riverside County, including the Cranston Fire.

A community meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Idyllwild School, located at 26700 Highway 243.


Apple Canyon area

Garner Valley (north of Morris Ranch Road)

Hurkey Creek area

Lake Hemet area

Mountain Center Community

Mt San Jacinto State Park

An evacuation center is in place at Banning High School (100 W. Westward Ave. Banning). A care center is at the Anza Community Center.

See more evacuation information here.

Road Closures

Highway 74 from the City of Hemet to Highway 74 at Morris Ranch Road

Highway 243 from Banning to the intersection of Highway 243 and Highway 74 (residents north of Lower Saunders Meadow Road may enter on Highway 243 from Banning)

Recreation Closures

Mt. San Jacinto State Park:

Desert View Trail

Little Round Valley Campground

Long Valley Trail

Mountain Station

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Round Valley Campground

Round Valley Trail

San Jacinto Peak Trail

Strawberry Junction Campground

Tamarack Valley Campground

Wellmans Divide Trail

San Bernardino National Forest:

Black Mountain Group Campground

Boulder Basin Campground

Cedar Springs Trail 4EI7

Dark Canyon Campground

Deer Springs Campground

Deer Springs Trail to Suicide Rock 3E17 to 3E33

Devil's Slide Trail

Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail 3E07

Fern Basin Campground

Fobes Trail 4E04

Fuller Ridge

Humber Park

Hurkey Creek Campground

Lake Fulmor Day Use Area

Lake Hemet Picnic Area

Little Round Valley Campground

Marion Mountain Campground

Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) N of State Highway 74

San Jacinto Wilderness

Seven Pines Trail 2E13

Skunk Cabbage Trail 3E42

South Ridge Trail 3E08

Spitler Peak Trail 3E22

Stone Creek Yellow Post Sites

Strawberry Creek

Tahquitz Peak Fire Lookout

Animal Shelters

San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus at 581 S. Grand in San Jacinto is accepting all animals, both domestic and large and small animals.

Residents can call 951-358-7329 for direct assistance with moving animals.