Full Containment Expected By Thursday
Engines: 13 Water Tenders:
5 Helicopters: 2 Crews: 4 Dozers: 1 Total
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 continues to smolder due to
single digit fuel-moisture levels and warm, dry weather conditions.
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.
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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 http://www.dot.ca.gov/ or
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.
For future updates regarding the
Cranston Fire, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg/gov/incident/6032/, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter
San Jacinto Mountains
State Park: All campgrounds and hiking trails are open.
Parks: The Idyllwild Nature Center is open. Hurkey Creek
Park and Idyllwild Regional Park remain closed for weekend of August 4.
Please check http://www.rivcoparks.org for updates.