Angeles National Forest Campgrounds to Reopen

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May 13, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Authorities are reopening 98,000 acres of the Angeles National Forest that burned two years ago in the Station Fire northeast of Los Angeles, Associated Press reported.

The National Forest Service says it will reopen northern, southern and eastern areas on Monday (May 16), including campgrounds, picnic areas and more than 100 miles of hiking trails.

However, thousands of acres, mainly in Big Tujunga Canyon, will remain closed.

The 2009 Station Fire was the largest wildfire in Los Angeles County history. It burned about 161,000 acres of land, destroyed 89 homes and killed two firefighters.

Since then, volunteers and Forest Service crews have been planting trees and restoring trails.

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