SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — The United States Forest Service announced Monday that all national forests will temporarily close beginning Tuesday night over wildfire concerns.
“We made the difficult decision to temporarily close all National Forests in CA in order to better provide public & firefighter safety due to extreme fire conditions, the USFS said.
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We made the difficult decision to temporarily close all National Forests in CA in order to better provide public & firefighter safety due to extreme fire conditions. This will be effective on Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m. through Sept. 17 at 11:59 p.m. MORE: https://t.co/bm1dODBoLZ pic.twitter.com/QVLnyJSwGH
— Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region (@usfs_r5) August 31, 2021
The closure will go into effect on Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m. and last through Sept. 17 at 11:59 p.m.READ MORE: Bodycam Footage Released In Thousand Oaks Borderline Bar Massacre
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As a result, State Route 2 from Big Pines west of Wrightwood to the 5 Freeway in Los Angeles County will be shut down for the duration of the closure.