San Bernardino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
602 South Tippecanoe Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Incident Start Date: 7/25/2018
Incident Start Time: 11:41 a.m.
Incident Type: Vegetation Fire
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: 166
People Evacuated: 560
Expected Full Containment: 8/9/2018
Civilian Injuries: 0
Firefighter Injuries: 3
Civilian Fatalities: 0
Firefighter Fatalities: 0
Engines: 150 Water Tenders: 15 Helicopters: 10 Fixed-wing: 5 Crews: 30 Dozers: 11 Total Personnel: 1,546
Good work was done on the northeast portion of the fire where the biggest threat to the community persists. Crews were flown in to the wilderness to continue constructing containment line to keep the fire from reaching the town of Idyllwild. The focus today continued to be efforts to secure and hold the line. Crews continue to mop up along the fire’s edge to prevent escape. Southern California Edison crews continued efforts to restore power.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office has permitted the repopulation of the Pine Cove, Fern Valley, Cedar Glen, and portions of Idyllwild outside of the fire perimeter took place this morning. Persons with proof of residency were permitted to return to their homes. Repopulation of the area is being done in a methodical process to ensure the safety of the residents and responders on the incident. The portions of Garner Valley south of Morris Ranch Road were repopulated last night. Full access to Garner Valley south of Morris Ranch Road has been restored.
The Riverside County Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE released initial damage inspections completed on the Cranston Fire. Damage Inspection Teams completed initial structure and infrastructure evaluations: a total of 12 buildings were destroyed and five others damaged.
A community meeting is scheduled for Monday evening July 30th at 7:00 pm at the Idyllwild School located at 26700 Highway 243 Idyllwild, CA.
San Bernardino National Forest closure: For information on the closure go to: https://goo.gl/9hh7ef
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. Per the American Red Cross, the shelter in Anza at Hamilton High School closed today at 12:00 pm. They will continue to work with local officials to support residents through the community center.
Animal Evacuation Centers: San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus 581 S. Grand Ave San Jacinto, CA. Residents needing animal evacuation assistance call Riverside County Animal Services at (951) 358-7350.
Road Closures:Highway 243 is closed from Lower Saunders Meadow Road to Highway 74 (Residents with ID can enter the closure in Banning at Wesley St). Highway 74 is closed between Borco Street in Hemet and Morris Ranch Road in Garner Valley.
Mandatory Evacuations: Mountain Center, Hurkey Creek, San Jacinto Mountain State Park, and Garner Valley north of Morris Ranch Road under a mandatory evacuation.