On July 25, 2018, the fire which became known as the Cranston Fire started along SR-74, allegedly by an arsonist. That fire ultimately consumed nearly 13,139 acres. The town of Idyllwild, Pine Cove and surrounding towns were forced to evacuate over the weekend, but luckily, due to the efforts of first responders and fire fighters, Idyllwild and Pine Cove were virtually untouched. Most of the fire damage was on the other side of the ridge line, so from within Idyllwild and Pine Cove, life is back to normal. Yes, you do see signs of the fire on the road up on SR-74, but within the town, we really were unscathed as seen in the photos that we took of the mountain peaks.
Everyone here in the Idyllwild-Pine Cove area is safe and sound following the first that was set by an arson. We all would like to send a big Thank You out to all the First Responders and the heroic Firefighters that battled the nearby Cranston Fire. You guys are awesome. Idyllwild and Pine Cove were virtually untouched. The US Forestry Service issued their final update on Aug 4, 2018. Life is returning to normal and we're still as picturesque as we have always been. On Aug 10, 2018, the Cranston Fire was stated as being 100% contained.
Below is a sample of the landscape in and around Idyllwild. If you have any questions what so ever, please give us a call.
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