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Fire danger raised to 'very high' in Angeles National Forest

Angeles National Forest fire in June 2011
The U.S. Forest Service is warning that fire danger in the Angeles National Forest is being moved up a notch from “high” to “very high” over the Labor Day weekend as extreme heat is expected to return to the region.

Despite the change, open wood and charcoal campfires will still be permitted in developed campgrounds and picnic areas, the La Canada Valley Sun reported.

Visitors must get permits to operate gas stoves and grills in non-developed areas.

Visitors are also being asked to check spark arrestors on off-road vehicles, chain saws and other equipment with internal-combustion engines to ensure they are in working order.

“Very high” is the fourth-highest warning in an alert system that ranges from “low” to “critical.”

Temperatures are expected to be relatively mild until Friday, when heat is expected to rebound, pushing the daytime highs into the 90s for the weekend.


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Photo: Angeles National Forest Service firefighters Kevork Akoubian, left, and Andrew Miller, right, soak hot spots in a June fire along Hubbard Road in Acton. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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