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Nearly a dozen sites in Angeles National Forest reopened after wildfire

May 26, 2010 | 11:45 am

About a dozen locations in the Angeles National Forest that have been closed since the Station fire last year will reopen Wednesday for hiking, picnicking and camping, officials said.

Forest officials said the following areas will be accessible to the public: Magic Mountain Wilderness; large portions of Pleasant View Wilderness; the west fork of the San Gabriel River; Rincon Shortcut Road; Millard Campground; and Chilao, Bandito, Horse Flats, Meadow Loop, Manzanita Loop and Coulter recreation areas.

The bulk of the burned areas, however, will remain closed for rehabilitation and public safety until further notice.

“We are developing a comprehensive recovery plan that will create healthier, more sustainable ecosystems, involving water, vegetation and wildlife,” said Jody Noiron, a supervisor with the U.S. Forest Service, in a statement.

-- Ching-Ching Ni