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Oregon forest burned in 2020 Labor Day wildfires reopens

A massive swath of public land previously closed by wildfires, including the 2020 Labor Day fires, has reopened east of Salem and Eugene in Willamette National Forest.

For the first time in two years, people will be allowed to stay at some campgrounds, hike trails and visit beloved places closed for almost two years in the Santiam and McKenzie canyons.

However, many roads and popular recreation sites remain closed, making it a reopening with significant limitations.

The US Forest Service issued revised closure maps for multiple wildfires that have burned over the past two years, including within the scar of the Beachie Creek/Lionshead Fire and Holiday Farm Fire of 2020. New closure maps showing where you can and cannot travel were posted online Monday. They can be viewed here: tinyurl.com/46vfvfu3.

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