The Cranston Fire was reported about 1 p.m. It has burned about 20 acres near the Forest Service's Cranston Station and is about 50 percent contained, according to Carol Underhill, the Forest Service information officer. The cause is under investigation
Highway 74 is closed to all traffic from Marshall on the west to Highway 243 on the east in Mountain Center. The highway is expected to be closed until approximately 7:00 pm according to Cal Trans. Motorists can call 1-800-427-ROAD (7623)
to get updated road conditions.
More photos (all by Jenny Kirchner) of the firefighters combating the blaze.