Environment & Science

LA-area park scorched by '09 wildfire reopens

A wilderness park scorched by last year's huge wildfire in Los Angeles County has partially reopened but officials say more recovery work is needed.

The lower portion of the 709-acre Deukmejian Wilderness Park in the foothills above Glendale was reopened this week to the public.

However, many hiking trails remain closed.

Most of the park burned during the so-called Station fire, which blackened 250 square miles of the Angeles National Forest and destroyed 89 homes on the edge of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Debris flows and mudslides struck the denuded parkland during winter storms.

Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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