Cranston Fire contained 100%

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Firefighters reached 100 percent containment on the Cranston Fire in San Bernardino National Forest on the evening of August 9. The blaze began Wednesday, July 25, and burned 13,139 acres across the San Jacinto Mountains.


39 personnel remain assigned to the incident. Firefighters will continue to patrol and mop up hot spots in the interior of the fire’s perimeter until the fire is fully controlled and out.


Earlier this week, a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team began 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.

USFS San Bernardino


Update: Mountain Center/Lake Hemet/ McGaugh rd

The original posting on Inciweb has confused some people.
To clarify: the only entry point to Mountain Center and beyond will be on Hwy 74 at the entrance of Lake Hemet campground
Hard road closures exist at
– McGaugh road on Hwy 74
– Keenwild station on Hwy 243
– Lower Saunders Meadow / Transfer station on Hwy 243 which will prohibit traffic from Idyllwild to Mountain Center
Returning people must have proof of residence or employment (like a pay stub).
No access between Idyllwild and Mountain Center
Source: MDP