In response to high temperatures, drying vegetation, and increased visitation, the rangers in the Angeles National Forest have raised the official Fire Danger level from “high” to “very high” today. Fire restrictions remain the same — campfires in developed sites only, propane and gas stoves allowed with Fire Permit only.
Also, reader D.W. Davidson wrote in a few days ago to alert me to a change in operational hours at the gate to Chantry Flats. The Gate — which gets you into the beautiful Santa Anita Canyon area of the Angeles National Forest — will now be open from 6AM to 8PM until further notice. The reason? “Increasing fire danger and a history of human-caused fires in the area.”
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