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All National Forests In Calif. To Close From Tuesday Through Sept. 17 Over Wildfire Concerns

SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — The United States Forest Service announced Monday that all national forests will temporarily close beginning Tuesday night over wildfire concerns.

"We made the difficult decision to temporarily close all National Forests in CA in order to better provide public & firefighter safety due to extreme fire conditions, the USFS said.

The closure will go into effect on Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m. and last through Sept. 17 at 11:59 p.m.

The San Bernardino National Forest is part of this closure.

As a result, State Route 2 from Big Pines west of Wrightwood to the 5 Freeway in Los Angeles County will be shut down for the duration of the closure.

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