For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 23, 2019
Status to remain in place until Wednesday morning
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 above 1,000 feet from 9 p.m. Monday, September 23, to 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 25.
The affected area includes higher terrain areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma and East Bay counties.
The concerns of this weather system are that fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
In response to the increase fire weather conditions, Marin fire agencies -- including the Marin County Fire Department -- have added additional staff, including eight fire engines, two fire crews, two water tenders, one dispatcher, and one battalion chief above and beyond our normal daily staffing. The additional staffing is funded by California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE).
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 Point Reyes National Seashore during the Red Flag conditions.
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 Information Hotline number is 415-473-7191.
Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire.
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