Local firefighters headed south to assist with fire in Riverside County

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 20:47:18-04

Firefighters from the City of San Luis Obispo are among those heading to Riverside County to help firefighters there battling the fast-growing Cranston Fire.@SLO_City_Fire crew and Strike Team Leader load up to join County Strike Team headed to Hemet’s #CranstonFire, a fast moving fire threatening homes near Idyllwild. Wishing all responders a safe return. #SLOFireCares #SLOFireWeDoThatToo— SLO City Fire (@SLO_City_Fire) July 26, 2018The fire broke out late Wednesday morning off Highway 74 east of Hemet.By 6:30 p.m., it had burned an estimated 3,000 acres and there was no containment.Evacuations have been ordered for the Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Mountain Center, and Fern Valley areas.Five-hundred fire personnel have been assigned to the fire.The cause of the blaze is under investigation.Photo courtesy San Bernardino National Forest