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Lake County CA Sheriff's Department
Friday July 12th, 2019 :: 02:26 p.m. PDT


More areas open in Mendocino National Forest, Ranch Fire restoration work continues

More areas open in Mendocino National Forest, Ranch Fire restoration work continues
WILLOWS, Calif., July 12, 2019 — The Mendocino National Forest has opened many areas, roads and trails previously closed by the Ranch Fire. Forest Order No. 08-19-03 is effective July 12, 2019 until July 1, 2020.  Forest Supervisor Ann Carlson says, “There is still a vast amount of restoration work to do, but we are very pleased to be able to reopen much of the Ranch Fire closure area for summer visitors. We hope that visitors pay close attention to warning signs when entering the area and maintain awareness of their surroundings.”
Be aware that hazards may persist in the fire area for several years. Here are some tips for traveling and recreating in burned areas.
Forest Order 08-19-03 is posted on the forest website and includes the order, map (Exhibit A) and the list of remaining closures (Exhibit B). Please refer to these documents while planning a trip and call the district office nearest your destination before traveling to the Forest.
Carlson adds, “Although Forest Order 08-19-03 currently goes to July 2020, we are constantly evaluating conditions and reducing hazards in order to open more of the fire area.”
For more information, check the forest website, Facebook, Twitter @MendocinoNF or call 530-934-3316. 

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