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Most forest closures lifted. Why some Northstate forests remain off-limits

Shasta-Trinity National Forest ranger station. (KRCR)
Shasta-Trinity National Forest ranger station. (KRCR)
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On Thursday most of California's national forests reopen after being temporarily closed due to fire danger. The forest service closed all the national forests in the state at the end of August.

They wanted to reduce the risk of people starting any new fires at a time when resources were stretched thin due to the number of large wildfires.

Most of California's national forestland reopen on September 16..But the temporary closures have been extended for some areas.

Shasta Trinity will reopen on Saturday, September 18. Within that area, some closures will continue in specific fire zones. Those ongoing closures fire zones at the McFarland, Monument, River Complex, Salt, Lava and Antelope Fires.

Much of Lassen National Forest will remain closed through November 30 due to the ongoing Dixie Fire.

Plumas National Forest is open, except areas affected by the Dixie Fire.

In addition, five other national forests will remain closed until at least Wednesday, September 22 due to local conditions. Those ongoing closures affect the Angeles, Cleveland, El Dorado, Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests.

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If you are headed to a national forest, call ahead or check the U.S. Forest Service website to make sure it is open.

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