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.READ MORE: Woman Says She Was Refused Service At An Encino Dunkin' Donuts For Being Deaf
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, 2021READ MORE: Illegal Marijuana Grow Bust Nets Nearly 30,000 Plants And Leads To 31 Arrests In San Bernardino
The closure will go into effect on Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m. and last through Sept. 17 at 11:59 p.m.
The San Bernardino National Forest is part of this closure.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations Continue To Drop In Los Angeles County
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.