Brandon McGlover, 32, of Temecula, who was charged with starting the Cranston Fire in July, had his Sept. 24 felony settlement conference deferred. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct 25.

McGlover was charged with a total of 15 felony counts related to nine separate fires, of which the largest was the Cranston Fire. The nine arson fires were all set the same day, July 25, and were in the Idyllwild, Anza and Sage areas.

If convicted as currently charged, McGlover faces a potential life sentence. He is currently being held in custody and bail is $3.5 million.