For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 19, 2018
Warning to remain in place until Thursday afternoon
Woodacre, CA – The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay mountains and other parts of the Bay Area, which is in effect from 11 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, through 5 p.m. Thursday, September 20. The move supersedes a Fire Weather Watch that previously was in effect.
Local fire officials, including those with the Marin County Fire Department, believe wildfires that develop during Red Flag Warning conditions likely will spread rapidly. Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during a Red Flag Warning because a simple spark could cause a major wildfire.
The affected area for this Red Flag Warning includes higher-elevation areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma counties. The following land use restrictions are in effect for the Marin Municipal Water District, Mount Tamalpais State Park, the Marin County Open Space District, and the Point Reyes National Seashore during the Red Flag conditions:
There are several phone numbers residents may call to hear about the latest conditions:
Creating defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. One hundred feet of defensible space around a home also greatly improves firefighter safety.
To register for emergency alerts, visit www.alertmarin.org. To learn more about preparing for wildfire, visit www.firesafemarin.org.
Bret McTigueBattalion ChiefMarin County Fire Department
33 Castle Rock Ave.Woodacre, CA 94973(415) 473-6717Email: Bret McTigueMarin County Fire website