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Hume Lake is open for limited recreation

Hume Lake has reopened to limited recreation, but some secondary roads remain closed until spring because of potential hazards from the Rough fire.
Hume Lake has reopened to limited recreation, but some secondary roads remain closed until spring because of potential hazards from the Rough fire. ckohlruss@fresnobee.com

Hume Lake is now open for limited recreation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

The road leading to Hume Lake from Highway 180 and the Ten Mile Road opened Oct. 23. Specifically, the area east of Highway 180 and west of the Ten Mile Road will be open to visitor, the USDA said.

Most secondary roads, and the area around the Hume Lake Dam, will remain closed. The secondary roads that remain closed will be blocked, the USDA said. The area adjacent to the Hume Lake Dam will remain closed.

The USDA is advising that you not attempt to travel these roads. They were used to stop the spread of the Rough Fire and they need to be repaired before opening in the spring.

The Rough Fire is contained where it burned on the Hume Lake Ranger District. Even though the threat of fire is gone, there are still hazards in the burned area that will keep most of the District closed until spring. Open areas include Eshom and Stony creeks, most of Hume Lake and along Ten Mile Road. Closure maps can be found online at www.fs.usda.gov/sequoia

For additional information please call the Hume Lake Ranger District 559-338-2251 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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