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Angeles National Forest fire-danger level rising to very high

August 30, 2011 |  7:26 pm

Fire-danger level The forest fire danger level will be raised from high to very high in the Angeles National Forest, officials said Tuesday.

The change will take effect Thursday to remind people that the fire risk has grown with recent hot weather and drier vegetation, the U.S. Forest Service said.

Open-wood and charcoal fires will be permitted in developed campgrounds and picnic areas, the agency said. Gas and propane stoves will be permitted in non-developed areas with a state campfire permit.

"Very high" is the fourth in a six-level scale that rates the brush fire danger. The danger levels are determined by vegetation-moisture levels, weather conditions and available firefighting resources.


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Photo: Fire-danger rating system. Credit: U.S. Forest Service