The parks listed above are off limits for those who would try to hike despite the ash and smoke (and in some spots, probably fire department barricades). I count myself among those, as I am thinking of heading to Eaton Canyon after work, if it is not too smoky (or it has not been closed by the time I get there).
The map also shows where the fire begun (thanks to Star News reporter Janette Williams for pointing it out to me). The location confirms what I’ve been hearing from our reporting: it looks as if the canyons and woods of Chantry Flats are mostly unscathed from the fire. Much as nobody wants to look at the charred remains of the front of our foothills, better that than losing one of the few local places to go and escape the heat under the shade of tall trees.