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By Kim Harris
Managing Editor 

Charred remains of Cranston Fire give signs of new life


Last updated 11/2/2018 at 1:12am

Diane Sieker

Trails are still closed within the Cranston Fire perimeter for safety reasons.

It has been more than three months since a fire lit by an alleged arsonist tore through the area, charring 13,139 acres, before being fully contained by firefighters.

The Cranston Fire, which was allegedly started by 32-year-old Brandon N. McGlover of Temecula who is also accused of setting eight other fires July 25, left much devastation in its wake, from destroyed homes to damaged roadways and burned wildlands in the San Bernardino National Forest.

The blaze took 17 days to fully contain and brought together those who call the mountain communities "home," as residents and volunteers work...

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