Angora burn area reopens to public |

Angora burn area reopens to public

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE ” The U.S. Forest Service land in the Angora fire burn area has reopened to public access, according to a news statement the federal agency released Wednesday.

The burn area was closed to the public last November until a significant snowpack reduced public safety risks, resource damage and erosion potential after the June wildfire. Recent snows are sufficient enough to protect the area, the statement indicated.

In the spring, the burn area will be reassessed for further action, which might require localized closures depending on conditions. The Forest Service recommends avoiding any exposed soils in the area to minimize environmental impact.

People entering the burn area or other steep-sloped backcountry areas are advised to check local avalanche conditions at, where a link to the Sierra Avalanche Center can be found on the front page.

” Sun News Service

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