For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 24, 2018
Warning to remain in place until Tuesday afternoon
Marin County, CA -- The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay mountains and other parts of the Bay Area, which was issued at 3 a.m. Monday, September 24, and will remain in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 25.
A Red Flag Warning means critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame with a combination of strong offshore winds with gusts to 35 mph and low relative humidity, ranging from 5-15 percent. With those weather conditions, fires that develop are likely to spread rapidly.
The affected area includes higher terrain areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma counties. The following restrictions are in effect for the Marin Municipal Water District, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin Open Space, and The Point Reyes National Seashore during the Red Flag conditions.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has approved the strategic prepositioning of critical fire resources to include a strike team (five wildland fire engines), a water tender, firefighters and additional dispatchers throughout Marin County during the Red Flag Warning.
Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during the Red Flag Warning because a simple spark could cause a major wildfire, including the use of equipment and machinery as well as smoking.
The Mount Tamalpais State Park information number is 415-388-2070. The Marin Municipal Water District information number is 415-945-1195.
The Marin County Fire Department Information Hotline number is 415-473-7191. Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. To learn more about preparing for wildfire, visit www.firesafemarin.org.
To register for emergency alerts, visit www.alertmarin.org.
Bret McTigueBattalion ChiefMarin County Fire Department
33 Castle Rock Ave.Woodacre, CA 94973(415) 473-6717Email: Bret McTigueMarin County Fire website