Chaney Trail Access Gate Closed on Weekends
The Chaney Trail gate is temporarily locked during weekends. The Fire Danger Level in the Angeles National Forest is currently elevated to, “Extreme”. Weekend closures will remain in effect until the current high fire danger decreases or the mitigation measure is no longer needed. Recreation areas across the Angeles National Forest have been experiencing exceptionally high numbers of visitors.
Vehicle congestion and illegal parking on the narrow mountain roads has resulted in constricted roadways that block access by emergency crews and limits public egress in an emergency. The hot, dry conditions make it is imperative that fire crews and emergency vehicles have adequate access for public safety. The two major fires currently burning on the Angeles National Forest, the Lake Fire and Ranch 2 Fire, underscore the considerable fire danger within the dry, combustible canyons.
For more information, please visit our website: www.fs.usda.gov/angeles.
For questions, please contact Public Affairs officer, John Clearwater, at (626) 425-2150, or firstname.lastname@example.org.