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Cranston Fire Update, Arson, 100% containment expected by August 9th, 170 Personel still on hand, current containment 96%

Cranston Fire Update, Arson, 100% containment expected by August 9th, 170 Personel still on hand, current containment 96%

Cranston Fire Update, Arson, 96% contained, 13,139 acres burned, 170 Personel on hand.

100% Containment is expected by August 9, 2018. All evacuations have been lifted, and residents are allowed to return to home.

Incident Overview

Photo of the Infrared Heat Perimeter Map for August 2, 2018Image options: [ Full Size ]


Click to read the Cranston Fire Evening Update for August 2, 2018

Location of Origin: East of Cranston Fire Station
Start date: July 25, 2018, 11:41 am
Size: Approximately 13,139 acres
Percent Contained: 96 percent
Cause: Human-caused (arson)
Resources Assigned: 170 personnel
Fire Information number: 909-383-5688 (Recorded Message)
Email Contact: 2018.Cranston@firenet.gov

Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted, and residents are allowed to return to home.

Power Outages: For customers of the Anza Electric Coop, please visit https://www.anzaelectric.org/
A care center is available at the Anza Community Center, offering food, water, and other items. Showers are available at Anza Hamilton High School…

Road Closures – View the Most Recent Road Closure Update from Caltrans District 8.

  • Highway 74 is closed from the City of Hemet to Highway 74 at Lake View Drive (Lake Hemet Market)
  • Highway 243 is closed from Lower Saunders Meadow Road to Highway 74
  • Residents, business owners and employees (with proof of residency, business or employment) are permitted north on Highway 243 to the Keenwild Fire Station
  • Residents, business owners and employees (with proof of residency, business or employment) are permitted west on Highway 74 to McGaugh Road in Mountain Center

Forest Closure

Recreation Closures

Mt. San Jacinto State Park: The Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness is now open for both day hiking and camping permit holders. Access is, however, still restricted to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (North) side only as the National Forest side remains closed.

San Bernardino National Forest San Jacinto Ranger District including the Forest Service lands within the Santa Rosa-San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. The following recreation sites are closed:

  • 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
  • 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

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

    • Large animals can be dropped off to Dysart Equestrian Park – 2101 W Victory Ave in Banning.
    • Small Animals can also be dropped off at Dysart Equestrian Park – 2101 W. Victory Ave. in Banning. Animal Services will transfer them to the San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus.
    • San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus at 581 S. Grand in San Jacinto is accepting all animals, both domestic and large animals.
    • All animals (large and small) also accepted at San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus.
    • Coachella Valley Animal Campus located at 72050 Pet Land Place in Thousand Palms is open for small animals only.

    Air Quality

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory for the Cranston Fire.

    Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR)

    Important Links

    • San Bernardino NF Facebook
    • San Bernardino NF Twitter

      Incident Information

      Basic Information

      Current as of 8/2/2018, 7:57:43 PM
      Incident Type Wildfire
      Cause Human-caused
      Date of Origin Wednesday July 25th, 2018 approx. 11:41 AM
      Location Idyllwild, Mountain Center, Highway 243 and Highway 74
      Incident Commander Howard Deets, U.S. Forest Service
      Incident Description Wildfire
      Coordinates 33.72 latitude, -116.8 longitude

      Current Situation

      Total Personnel 170
      Size 13,139 Acres
      Percent of Perimeter Contained 96%
      Estimated Containment Date Thursday August 09th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
      Fuels Involved Timber, Brush (2 feet), and Chaparral (6 feet). Drought stressed chaparral and heavy dead and down.
      Significant Events Minimal, single tree torching, smoldering, creeping

      Warming and drying is enabling more smoke production as smoldering increased across the fire.


      Planned Actions Continue to hold, and patrol all perimeter lines. Suppress all heat sources located within 200′ of perimeter containment lines. Continue to identify suppression repair components and complete suppression repair.
      Projected Incident Activity Isolated single tree torching interior, and heavy dead and down material has still been able to consume fully due to single digit 1000 hour fuel values. Moderate nighttime humidity and recovery will further moderate spread potential through the night.
      Remarks CIIMT1 transfered command back to the local unit on 8/2/18 at 1700hrs

      Current Weather

      Weather Concerns Warm and dry conditions continued over the fire again today with highs into the mid 90s and minimum humidity around 25%.

      Afternoon clouds built up nearby but no precipitation was observed.

      Expect moderate humidity recovery overnight to around 50-60%.

      On Thursday an overall drying trend begins as monsoon moisture should be suppressed leaving only about a 10% chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. The forecast then turns to hot and dry weather Friday through the weekend and possibly into next week as strong high pressure builds.

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