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Wildfire burning over 3000 acres in Riverside County, suspect arrested

Posted at 3:38 PM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 00:51:00-04

Authorities arrested a 32-year-old man from Temecula, identified as Brandon N. McGlover, for allegedly setting multiple fires, including the Cranston Fire. McGlover was booked on five counts of arson, according to the ABC affiliate in Los Angeles.

A wildfire broke out and destroyed multiple structures and thousands of acres in Riverside County at approximately 11:57 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25. The fire, which is in Idyllwild, west of Palm Springs reached as much as 3000 acres in size according to California Fire.

California Fire reported mandatory evacuations for residents in Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Fern Valley, McGaugh Road, and McCall Park Road. Highway 74 from Cranston Fire Station to Lake Hemet is closed and Highway 243 between Pine Cove and Mountain Center.

The evacuation center is located at Banning High School- 100 W. Westward Ave., Banning CA.

Centers for animal shelter include: Banning High School for small animals and San Jacinto High School or RivCo Animal - 951-358-7387 (Make sure to listen to entire recording to be transfer to emergecy line) for large animals.