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Full Closure Of Los Padres National Forest Now Indefinite

The U.S. Forest Service is now saying that the closure of the Los Padres National Forest, as well as eight others National Forests statewide is indefinite.

The forests were shut down in early September because of the string of wildfires hitting the state, and the ongoing high fire danger.  The closures mean that campgrounds and trails are completely closed to the public.

Forest Service officials say they will evaluate the closures on a daily basis, but at this point they aren’t even offering a suggested reopening date.

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.