Wildfires prompt closure of San Bernardino, Cleveland national forests

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The San Bernardino and Cleveland national forests will be closed under an order issued Monday, Aug. 30, by the U.S. Forest Service closing all but one of California's national forests due to the state's numerous wildfires. The order closing all the forests in the Pacific Southwest Region will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday and extends through Sept. 17. It is intended to help ensure the safety of the public and firefighters, according to Regional Forester Jennifer Eberlien. “We do not take this decision lightly but this is the best choice for public safety,” Eberlien said. “It is especially hard with the approaching Labor Day weekend, when so many people enjoy our national forests.” By enacting the closures, the forest service seeks to minimize the likelihood of visit
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