CHICO, Calif. - Many popular recreation areas in Chico's Upper Bidwell Park remain closed to the public Monday, as fire crews continue to fully contain the Stoney Fire.
The fire has burned 960 acres but is now 85 percent contained.
CAL FIRE officials say there are fallen trees and other dangerous conditions in the active fire area, which is on the south side of Big Chico Creek.
Fire crews are using heavy equipment to access the fire area from the north side of the creek. Upper Park Road, east of the Horseshoe Lake gate will be closed to all park users, as will much of south side of Upper Park. Those areas include the Yahi Trail and swimming areas such as Bear Hole.
All the trails on the south side of Big Chico Creek, such as the South Rim Trail and the Pereegrine Point Disc Golf Course located off of Highway 32 are also closed, as is Ten Mile House Road.
According to university officials, the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER) did not receive any damage from the fire.
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