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California forests close amid dangerous fire conditions, extreme heat

Posted at 7:14 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 02:18:40-04

Some California forests are closing as the state continues to be threatened by dangerous fire conditions and extreme heat, according to a press release from the U.S. Forest Service.

The specific forests affected include 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.

The press release said the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announced the closures for public safety and to reduce the potential for human-caused fires.

Campgrounds and day-use sites in the National Forests will be closed.

This will go into effect at 5 p.m. on Sept. 7 and re-evaluated every day as conditions change.