Drivers (above) await the lifting of the evacuation order in Garner Valley Wednesday afternoon.
Below, Hurkey Creek after a rainstorm moved into the area Wednesday afternoon.
Photos by Jenny Kirchner
UPDATE 4:53 p.m.: The evacuation order was just lifted for Mountain Center residents in the #cranstonfire burn area and Highway 74 has reopened.
From earlier: California Highway Patrol units are on scene with a highway closure starting at Borco Street in Hemet and passing through Mountain Center into Garner Valley at Morris Ranch Road.
CHP's dispatch shows that the closure is just expected to last during the rainstorm, which is expected to end at around 5:30 p.m.