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Southern California Forest Closures Extended Through Sept. 22

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LOS ANGELES—Angeles National Forest officials announced Wednesday that the ongoing forest-wide emergency closure order for the Angeles, Cleveland, and San Bernardino National Forests has been extended until midnight on Sept. 22. Although the regional order issued on Aug. 31 that closed public access to all national forests in California through Sept. 17 will be rescinded, Southern California forests will remain closed, officials said. “Due to ongoing high fire danger and active wildfires across the West, the Southern California national forests will remain closed for another week to better provide for public and firefighter safety,” forest service officials said. “Moreover, conditions on the forest have prompted Angeles forest fire managers to increase the fire danger level from Extreme to Critical,” officials added. The increase in the fire danger will require restricting access to the national forest for non-essential activities. “Through this order we hope to minimize the likelihood that visitors could …

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