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Wildfires prompt closure of Cleveland National Forest


Last updated 8/31/2021 at 9:01am

The Cleveland National Forest will be closed under an order issued last week by the U.S. Forest Service closing all but one of California's national forests due to the state's numerous wildfires.

The order closing all the forests in the Pacific Southwest Region went into effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, and extends through Sept. 17. It is intended to help ensure the safety of the public and firefighters, according to Regional Forester Jennifer Eberlien.

“We do not take this decision lightly but this is the best choice for public safety,” Eberlien said. “It is especially hard wit...

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