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U.S. Forest Service temporarily closing SoCal National Forests due to wildfire concerns

Posted at 11:38 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 14:38:07-04

The U.S. Forest Service announced that effective immediately the Pacific Southwest Region is closed due to wildfire concerns.

The closures extend to the following areas:

  • Closure of the following National Forests: Stanislaus National Forest, Sierra National Forest, Sequoia National Forest, Inyo National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino National Forest, and Cleveland National Forest.
  • Prohibition of the use of any ignition source on all National Forest System lands (campfires, gas stoves, etc.) throughout California.
  • Closure of all developed campgrounds and day-use sites on National Forests in California.

Closures go into effect at 5 p.m. on Monday and will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change.