Eiler, Bald and Day fires update: Highways reopened, Forest closure remains in fire-affected areas
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 — As a further sign of progress on fires in Northeastern California, Eiler Fire officials have reopened highways 89, 299 and 44 with no restrictions.
However, a Forest closure order has been put in place within fire-affected areas to ensure public safety. The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Old Station at the junction of Highway 89 and 44, north to the forest boundary at Cassel Road. All other roads and trails within the closure are closed, including trails in the Thousand Lakes Wilderness.
Other areas of the Forest remain open for recreation, such as camping and hiking — for example Big Pine Campground on the Hat Creek Ranger District.