Some recreation areas near Cranston fire will reopen Saturday

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Some of the recreation areas closed during the Cranston fire near Idyllwild will reopen Saturday, Aug. 4, the U.S. Forest Service said.

The original order on July 28 closed all Forest Service lands within the San Jacinto Ranger District and Santa Rosa and San Jacinto national monuments.

“The new order means the majority of popular hiking trails, campgrounds and roads on the district and national monument will reopen on Saturday,” the Forest Service news release said.

The Forest Service posted a map of the new closure area on its Facebook page and on Twitter at @SanBernardinoNF.

at Remaining closed will be the South Ridge Trail, the South Ridge Road and a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. Tahquitz Peak Fire Lookout may be accessed via the Devils Slide Trail from the Humber Park Trailhead. The lookout was not damaged by the fire, the Forest Service said.

The Cranston fire had burned 13,139 acres and 12 buildings with 96 percent containment as of Friday evening. The nearby Ribbon fire was completely contained at 205 acres on July 30.

Authorities say Temecula resident Brandon McGlover set the Cranston fire. He has pleaded not guilty to 15 felony charges.

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