Nine National Forests In California Temporarily Closing To Minimize Fire Risk

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – More than 6,500 wildfires person burned 1.2 cardinal acres crossed California, and the Northern California Geographic Area.

In bid to easiness the strain connected firefighting resources successful the authorities and crossed the country, the US National Forest Service is temporarily closing 9 nationalist forests:

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  • Tahoe National Forest
  • Modoc National Forest
  • Klamath National Forest
  • Plumas National Forest
  • Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest
  • Lassen National Forest
  • Six Rivers National Forest
  • Mendocino National Forest

This closure goes into effect connected August 22 astatine 11:59 p.m. done September 6, 2021 astatine 11:59 p.m.

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Those exempt from the bid see those who are members of an organized rescue oregon occurrence warring unit successful the show of their authoritative duties, and residents who request to entree the onshore successful bid to get to their homes.

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“Fires are moving precise rapidly owed to the drought conditions, adust fuels, and winds. This makes archetypal onslaught and containment precise hard and is adjacent much challenging with strained resources who are battling much than 100 ample fires crossed the country,” said Regional Forester Jennifer Eberlien. “We bash not instrumentality this determination lightly and recognize however this impacts radical who bask recreating connected the National Forests. These impermanent closures are indispensable to guarantee nationalist and firefighter safety, arsenic good arsenic trim the imaginable for caller occurrence starts. I privation to convey the nationalist for your patience during this challenging situation.”

CBS13 Staff

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