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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Mountain Center lost horses found in wake of Cranston Fire


Last updated 8/1/2018 at 6:45pm

Tony Ault

Hemet Lake is the temporary incident command post for the Cranston Fire that burns in the background. As of press time, 13,130 acres burned with 29 percent containment. A fire management team took over the command for the fire Thursday evening.

There was some good news, and some not so good news coming from out of the Cranston Fire for the two Idyllwild evacuees who sought their lost horses in the Mountain Center area devastated by the blaze July 25.

The good news is the owner of "Hewie," a Mustang owned by Idyllwild resident Gary Gray, one of the three lost horses turned loose from their corral by firefighters Wednesday, July 25, as the Cranston Fire raced through Mountain Center, burning homes and other structures. Hewie was found on his own, back in his burned-out corral. The horse's hoofs, tail and mane were all singed, evide...

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