Nearly all areas in the Angeles National Forest that were closed by the 2009 Station Fire will reopen in time for the Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday.
About 46,000 acres of the forest will reopen on Saturday, officials said.
"We have worked very hard to get these areas reforested since the destruction of the Station Fire," Forest Supervisor Tom Contreras said. "Now people can enjoy them just like they do the rest of the forest."
The Station Fire killed two firefighters and burned about 161,000 acres, officials said.
Some areas remain closed out of concern for public safety or because more work is needed on trails, according to the Forest Service.
The closed areas include Lower Gabrielino Trail, Barley Flats Trail, Colby Trail, Ken Burton Trail, Millard Water Fall User Trail, Santa Clara Divide Road, Messenger Flats Campground, Lighting Point Campground and Big Buck Campground.
—City News Service