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Public Meeting Tonight in Idyllwild Over Cranston Fire

August 27, 2018 - 10:02 am

(KNX 1070/AP) - State and local officials will be meeting with the public in a hearing in Idyllwild tonight to look at the future after the Cranston Fire which burned 13,000 acres.

The public meeting starts at 6 p.m. Monday night at the Idyllwild school gym.

Cal Fire Captain Fernando Herrera telling KNX the future could be bleak if the rains come and we're not prepared:

He adds the public needs to know they may be forced to evacuate again like they did during the firestorm. The state has already begun trying to shore up the burned area's in hopes of channeling any major run-off when those rains do come.

The Cranston fire burned more than 13,000 acres in the mountains between Hemet and Mountain Center. Brandon N. McGlover, 32, of Temecula was arrested in July and booked on suspicion of setting five fires, including a blaze threatening an estimated 600 homes in the San Jacinto Mountains east of Los Angeles.

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