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IDYLLWILD (CBSLA) — A Temecula man faces several charges of felony arson Thursday as firefighters battle a blaze roaring through the mountain community of Idyllwild for a second day.

Brandon McGlover, 32, has been booked on five charges of felony arson, including maliciously setting fire to property, but he could face more as the investigation into the Cranston Fire continues, according to Cal Fire. McGlover is being held on $1 million bail.

The article goes on to state the following:

Authorities say he set several fires in southwest Riverside County, one of which grew into the Cranston Fire, which roared out of control Wednesday afternoon. The blaze has destroyed five homes, and has scorched more than 7,500 acres. It remained 5% contained Thursday evening.

As 500 firefighters fought back the flames overnight, more than 3,000 people have been evacuated.

UPDATE: The fire has now claimed the life of at least one person, a firefighter who was operating a bull dozer, and has swept into Redding, California, a city of 90,000 people, prompting mass evacuations.

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