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Large Area of Angeles National Forest Closed due to Station Fire Now Open to the Public

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The closed area is surrounded in blue

U.S. Forest Officials yesterday signed an order that lifted closure restrictions on a large chunk of the Angeles National Forest. However, 450 square miles of the San Gabriel Mountain range still remain off-limits to public-at-large as the Station Fire continues to burn and personnel comb through recovery areaa. The closure will remain in affect until next year September, unless a new order lifting restrictions is signed.

In early September, officials ordered that all parts of the forest on the mountain range to be closed. The blaze, which began over five weeks ago, remains 98 percent contained after burning through some 250 square miles.

Portions of the forest now open to the public include Henninger Flats, Echo Mountain, Little Rock Dam, open space east of the 5 Freeway and most Eastern portions of the San Gabriel Mountains.

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Download the map of the new closure area (.pdf) and the signed order (.pdf).