ARCADIA, Calif. â As a result of extreme fire activity, and to protect public health and safety, Angeles National Forest officials are implementing a forest closure, effective October 23, 2007. The closure will last until the extreme conditions subside.
Individuals or organizations holding special use permits for sanctioned activities within the Forest are exempt from this order.
While the closure is in effect, going into or being upon National Forest System lands, roads, or trails within the Angeles National Forest is not allowed. The closure will affect the use of all national forest recreational facilities, roads and hiking trails. Violators are subject to fines and/or imprisonment.
County roads and state highways, such as the Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2), will remain open to through traffic. However, drivers are urged to use extreme caution and to be aware of fire activity in the area.
For further information about the closure or fires currently burning on the Angeles, contact the Fire Information Center at 626-821-6700.