Angeles National Forest To Remain Closed Through Oct. 8 Due To Fire Danger

Bobcat Fire Continues To Burn In Southern California

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Angeles National Forest, as well as six other national forests in California, will remain closed through Oct. 8 due to extreme fire conditions, the U.S. Forest Service announced today.

The ANF was previously set to reopen to the public on Thursday.

“The safety measure reflects the unprecedented and highly dangerous fire conditions within the region. This is a combination of extreme heat, dry conditions, significant wind events and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit,'' the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement.

The public is prohibited from going into or being on ANF land, including its roads and trails.

Extreme fire conditions have already led to four major wildfires and several smaller fires in the forest this season, including the 114,438-acre Bobcat Fire, the 31,089-acre Lake Fire, 4,237-acre Ranch2 Fire and the 220-acre Dam Fire, the U.S. Forest Service reported.

The Cleveland National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, Inyo National Forest, San Bernardino National Forest, Sequoia National Forest and Sierra National Forest will also remain closed through Oct. 8.

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