High Winds Expected through Friday, Local Mountain Campground Closed to Vehicles, and Campfires

Published : Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 6:25 PM

The Altadena Sheriff’s Station and United States Forest Service were to close the Millard Canyon Campground Wednesday night along with many portions of the Angeles National Forest to be under red flag fire warning. The National Weather Service has issued a Santa Ana wind condition and red flag warning.

The conditions could exist in the next few days through Friday. A Red Flag Warning is the highest alert. During these times, extreme caution is urged by all residents because fires are more likely to ignite and those that do are more likely to spread rapidly and be more difficult to control, therefore the area will be closed and the Chaney trail gate remain locked. The area is closed to vehicles however pedestrians / hikers are still able to visit the area.

Also the Angeles National Forest will be under fire restriction starting today, asking people not to build maintain or attend any campfire, fire, or stove fire within the forest boundary.

“We thank everyone for their cooperation,” the announcement from the Altadena Station said.




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