Sections of the Angeles National Forest closed by the initial Station fire response were scheduled to reopen today after U.S. Forest Service officials determined the areas were no longer dangerous.
Starting today, the public can access the Magic Mountain Wilderness, large portions of Pleasant View, Horse Flats and the Millard Campground near La Cañada Flintridge, among other areas.
The reopened portions were never burned by the massive Station fire, but fell under restricted areas established to protect the public from run off, debris and other impacts of the adjacent charred landscape, forest officials said.
"We've pretty much opened up everything that wasn't burned," said Sherry Rollman, a spokeswoman for the agency.
The majority of the burn area remains closed, including the Angeles Crest (2) Highway, Big Tujunga Canyon Road and other access streets. The fire was the largest in Los Angeles County history, destroying 250 square miles. Two county firefighters were also killed while trying to defend their camp.