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3 Day Benefit Concert To Help Cranston Fire Communities Starts Friday

August 15, 2018 - 4:55 pm

(KNX 1070) - It's being called "Idyllwild Strong."

There will be a three-day benefit concert to raise money for communities affected by the Cranston Fire starting Friday. The event will be held across a dozen venues in the area.

More than 40 musical acts will be featured along with an auction and raffle.

The Cranston fire burned more than 13,000 acres in the mountains between Hemet and Mountain Center.

Earlier this week, Mother Nature sent flash flood warnings in the Idyllwild area near the Cranston fire. Evacuation orders were lifted for Herky Creek, Fleming Ranch, Apple Canyon, and Strawberry Creek. 

But Riverside County Emergency Management spokeswoman Brooke Federico tells KNX this is just the start of a three-day wave of monsoonal moisture, and residents should stay alert:

Flash flooding is still possible along some roadways near Ramona and the town of Aguanga, which is about eighteen miles east of Temecula.

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