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Point Mugu park reopening many areas after fire

Posted: May 21, 2013 4:30 p.m.
Updated: May 21, 2013 3:10 p.m.

A bulldozer helps clear a hill near a 2,000 acre fire in Thousand Oaks on May 2. Officials say Point Mugu State Park will open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Many areas of sprawling Point Mugu State Park that have been off-limits since this month's big wildfire on the outskirts of Camarillo and Thousand Oaks will reopen in time for the Memorial Day weekend.

Parks district Superintendent Craig Sap says camping and day-use areas and the backcountry will reopen on May 24, though some trails will remain closed for repairs.

The fire erupted May 2 along U.S. 101 about 50 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. It threatened thousands of homes, but destroyed none, before burning down canyons of the western Santa Monica Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.

Specific areas reopening Friday include the Sycamore and Thornhill Broome campgrounds, the La Jolla group camp, the La Jolla and Sycamore Cove day-use areas and the Chumash Trail parking area.


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