by Coachella Valley | August 3, 2018 11:48 am
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.
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:
Residents can call 951-358-7329 for direct assistance with moving animals.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory for the Cranston Fire.
Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR)
|Current as of||8/2/2018, 7:57:43 PM|
|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|
|Coordinates||33.72 latitude, -116.8 longitude|
|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|
|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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