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Cranston Fire

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San Bernardino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
602 South Tippecanoe Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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Cranston Fire Morning Update 07/28/2018

Cranston Fire Wildfire
News – 7/28/2018


Incident Start Date: 7/25/2018

Incident Start Time: 11:41 a.m.

Incident Type: Vegetation Fire

Cause: Arson

Unified Command Agencies: U.S. Forest Service, CALFIRE-Riverside Unit, Idyllwild Fire Protection District, Riverside County Fire and Riverside County Sheriff

Incident Location: Near the community of Idyllwild

Structures threatened: 4,927

People Evacuated: 7,002

Size: 13,118acres

Containment: 17%

Expected Full Containment: Unknown

Civilian Injuries: 0

Firefighter Injuries: 2

Civilian Fatalities: 0

Firefighter Fatalities: 0

Engines: 194 Water Tenders: 5 Helicopters: 9 Fixed-wing: 3 Crews: 17 Dozers: 14 Total Personnel: 1,319

Fire behavior remained fairly active into the night on the northeast and southeast portions of the fire. The fire continued to burn to the east in Garner Valley. Concerns remain on the northeast portion of the fire along South Ridge with fire backing through retardant line above the town of Idyllwild. One of the focuses is this area today where aircraft and crews will continue to construct line. Progress continued toward containment of the fire. Lines were reinforced and hot spots extinguished toward the heel of the fire.

San Jacinto Mountains State Park closures: Due to the Cranston Fire, the Idyllwild Campground, Stone Creek Campground, all wilderness campgrounds and hiking are closed until further notice.

Evacuation Center: Banning High School 100 W. Westward Ave Banning, CA

Hamilton High School 57430 Mitchell Road Anza, CA

Animal Evacuation Centers: Dysart Equestrian Park 2101 W. Victory Ave Banning, CA
Riverside County Animal Services - San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus 581 S. Grand Ave San Jacinto, CA

Coachella Animal Campus (small animals) 72050 Pet Land Place Thousand Palms, CA

If residents need assistance with evacuating their animals call Riverside County Animal Services at (951) 358-7350.

Road Closures:Highway 243 is closed from Banning to Highway 74 (Residents north of McGovern Road with ID can enter at Banning). Highway 74 is closed from Borco Street in Hemet to Highway 371.

Mandatory Evacuations: Areas currently under a mandatory evacuation include the communities of: Mountain Center, Idyllwild, Hurkey Creek, San Jacinto Mountain State Park, Fern Valley, Pine Cove, Cedar Glen and all of Garner Valley.

Evacuation Warning: This is NOT an Evacuation Order. This is an advisement only of potential Evacuation Orders should conditions change in the Paradise Corner area.

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