Fire Danger decreased to Very High

ARCADIA, Calif., Nov. 30 - Today Angeles National Forest Fire Management officials downgraded the Fire Danger Level from "Extreme" to "Very High".

With over an inch of rain recorded across most of the Forest, fire managers are secure in lowering the fire danger level to "Very High". This change will once again allow forest visitors to use campfires and BBQ's within designated campgrounds and picnic areas, where steel fire rings and stoves are provided.

"While light precipitation is forecasted for the near future, we will continue to assess the fire danger in the coming months as 'Santa Ana' wind events are anticipated for the remaining fall period", said Angeles Forest Fire Chief, Robert Garcia.

Current fire restrictions include:

Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire outside of a developed recreation site.

Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

Welding, or operating an acetylene or torch with an open flame.

Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun, except in the authorized public shooting ranges.