U.S. Forest Service closes all national forests statewide due to fire activity


HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions across the state, all 18 national forests in California are now closed.

Back on Monday, the U.S. Forest Service announced the closure of 8 national forests primarily in southern California. Effective Wednesday at 5 pm, 10 additional forests will be closed as well. Locally, that includes Klamath National Forest, Mendocino National Forest, Six Rivers National Forest, and the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

The decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change.