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Forest Order No. 08-19-02 (Ranch Fire Closure)

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Traveling and Recreating in a Burned Area

Risk of flash floods and debris flows in burned area

A burned landscape presents a number of safety hazards that either did not exist prior to the fire or have been exacerbated by the effects of the fire. Be aware of your surroundings and pay particular attention to these potential hazards. 

Road Conditions 2019

M1 Road failure

Updated road conditions as information becomes available. 

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