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46K Acres Burned In Station Fire To Reopen In Angeles National Forest

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A U.S. Forest Service firefighter covers his face against the heat of advancing flames at the Williams fire in the Angeles National Forest on September 4, 2012 north of Glendora, California. The fire began late September 2, putting an early end to Labor Day weekend camping and hiking for vacationers, who were evacuated from the area as it spread to more than 4,000 acres in size. Officials project that it will take at least another week to establish a containment line around the fire which is burning in rugged and difficult to reach backcountry. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

A U.S. Forest Service firefighter covers his face against the heat of advancing flames at the Williams fire in the Angeles National Forest on September 4, 2012 north of Glendora, California. The fire began late September 2, putting an early end to Labor Day weekend camping and hiking for vacationers, who were evacuated from the area as it spread to more than 4,000 acres in size. Officials project that it will take at least another week to establish a containment line around the fire which is burning in rugged and difficult to reach backcountry. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

 

ALTADENA (CBSLA.com) — About 46,000 acres of the Angeles National Forest will reopen Saturday after the land was charred during the 2009 Station Fire.

The fire killed two firefighters and burned about 161,000 total acres, U.S. Forest Service officials said.

Some areas remain closed out of concern for public safety or because more work is needed on trails, according to the Forest Service.

The closed areas include Lower Gabrielino Trail, Barley Flats Trail, Colby Trail, Ken Burton Trail, Millard Water Fall User Trail, Santa Clara Divide Road, Messenger Flats Campground, Lighting Point Campground and Big Buck Campground.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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