Cranston Fire: Idyllwild returns with cheers

Residents of the mountain town of Idyllwild in Riverside County gathered Monday in a school gym to cheer the first responders who helped to save their town from the Cranston Fire (on Tuesday: 13,139 acres; 82 percent containment).

“Sunday, hundreds of displaced families were allowed to return to their Idyllwild and Pine Cove homes after authorities lifted evacuation orders that had been in place since the fire was first reported Wednesday, July 25,” The Press-Enterprise in Riverside reported.

In Idyllwild, where The Town Crier had kept tabs on the fire for residents and digital visitors, Co-Publisher Becky Clark told CNPA that her team was back at work on Monday morning.

“We are working under cloudy (not smoky) skies and ever so grateful to the firefighters who saved our town, our business and our homes!” she said.

The Town Crier’s next edition prints this Thursday.