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Cranston Fire

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

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Final Evening Update for Cranston Fire - August 5, 2018

Cranston Fire Wildfire
News – 8/5/2018

NOTE: This update will be the last unless conditions change. Please check InciWeb for updates. The below information can be found in the attached PDF.

Cranston Fire Update

Aug 5, 2018 / Final Update

Cranston Fire Info Line: (909) 383-5688 (recording)



Incident Start Date: 7/25/2018

Incident Start Time: 11:41 a.m.

Incident Type: Vegetation Fire

Cause: Arson

Agency: U.S. Forest Service, San Bernardino National Forest

Incident Location: Near the community of Idyllwild

Structures threatened: 0

People Evacuated: 0

Size: 13,139acres

Containment: 96%

Expected Full Containment: 8/9/2018

Civilian Injuries: 0

Firefighter Injuries: 3

Civilian Fatalities: 0

Firefighter Fatalities: 0

Engines: 7 Water Tenders: 5 Helicopters: 1 Crews: 4 Dozers: 1 Total Personnel: 160

Firefighters are monitoring all portions of the fire lines; please do not call 911 to report smoke within the burned area. This places an undue burden on local first responders. Stump holes and large woody debris will continues to smolder due to single digit fuel-moisture levels and warm, dry weather conditions.

Repair of dozer lines is nearing completion in the Apple Canyon and Fobes Ranch roads. Riverside Country Roads Department is nearing completion of road repair in / around the fire area. Demobilization or reassignment of excess firefighters and equipment began today and will continue through the week.

A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team has begun an assessment of burned watersheds to identify post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, damage to property/infrastructure and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest System lands. This will provide a list of emergency stabilization measures to be taken before the first major rain storms. BAER maps and reports will be available online after the team has completed their assessments.

For future updates regarding the Cranston Fire, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg/gov/incident/6032/, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Highways: Please use caution, stay focused on driving and not looking at the burned area! Highway 243 is open to all traffic with no restrictions. Highway 74 will have pilot vehicle escorts between Lake Hemet and Mountain Center; and between Mountain Center and Valle Vista/Hemet. Do not pass other vehicles and do not separate from the line of traffic as this may cause additional delays. Motorists should expect up to 45-minute delays due to sign and guardrail replacement. To check current highway conditions, please go to or Twitter @Caltrans8 .
Reduced Forest Closure Order: The majority of popular hiking trails, campgrounds and forest roads on the San Jacinto District and Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument are open. Recreational sites that remain closed include the South Ridge Trail, the South Ridge Road, the May Valley trails system and a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. For more information, please view the Forest Closure Order and the Forest Closure Order Map. For planning a trip to Idyllwild, be sure to visit the San Jacinto District webpage.

San Jacinto Mountains State Park: All campgrounds and hiking trails are open.

Riverside County Parks: The Idyllwild Nature Center is open. Hurkey Creek Park and Idyllwild Regional Park remain closed for weekend of August 4. Please check for updates.


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