REDDING, Calif. — All national forests in California will temporarily close as wildfires continue to rage across the Golden State.
The closure takes effect Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. and lasts through Sept. 17.
Nine national forests across Northern California were already closed, including every national forest in the Northstate.
“We do not take this decision lightly but this is the best choice for public safety,” said Regional Forester Jennifer Eberlien. “It is especially hard with the approaching Labor Day weekend when so many people enjoy our national forests.”