The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) announced on Saturday that they were opening 9 of the 18 California National Forests, after having shut them all down to “unprecedented’ fire dangers earlier in the month. Reopening are the Shasta-Trinity, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Plumas, Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Eldorado, and Stanislaus National Forest. Others like Klamath and Six Rivers etc., will remain closed for now. USFS officials remind visitors that campfires, gas stoves and other sources of ignition are still prohibited. USFS Officials reminded potential visitors to remain vigilant and be ready to evacuate if a fire starts nearby. An USFS new release said that, “Although there has been some relief from the extreme fire behavior seen over the past several weeks, the forest remains in extreme drought conditions,” read the news release. “A single spark could potentially result in a large fire.”
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U.S. Forest Service Announces the Re-Opening of Nine of the Eighteen Closed California National Forests in Varying Degrees