The fire danger level in the Angeles National Forest and the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument were downgraded Friday from “extreme” to “very high.”

“The change is a result of recent rain bringing much needed precipitation to Southern California,” said Nathan Judy of the U.S. Forest Service.

“Fire activity in the region has decreased and fuel moisture levels across the forest have increased to a point where fire managers feel confident in lowering the fire danger level,” Judy said.

As a result of the change, forest visitors will be able to use campfires, barbecues, camp stoves and lanterns within designated campgrounds and picnic areas, he said.

Fire restrictions on the Angeles National Forest are determined by a graduated system that becomes more restrictive as fire danger levels increase.

For the complete list of fire restriction and information about the Forest and Monument, visit www.fs.usda.gov/angeles.

–City News Service

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