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High Fire Danger Completely Closes Los Padres National Forest

The high wildfire danger due to heat has prompted the U.S. Forest Service to completely close more than a half dozen forests in California, including the Los Padres National Forest.

The shutdown went into effect Monday night.  Forest Service officials say they don’t know how long it will be in place, but it will be evaluated daily.

The closure means that the forests are completely closed to camping, hiking, and all other activities.

The closures include the Los Padres National Forest, the Stanislaus National Forest, the Sierra National Forest, the Sequoia National Forest, the Inyo National Forest, the Angeles National Forest, the San Bernardino National Forest, and the Cleveland National Forest.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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