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Posted on: October 13, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Red Flag Warning in Effect for Marin County Through Monday, October 15th

Red Flag Warning

The Marin County Fire Department just shared the following information via Nixle: 

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 is in effect from midnight tonight to noon Monday October 15th. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame with a combination of strong winds with gusts to 40-50 miles per hour locally up to 60 miles per hour on peaks and ridges and low relative humidity ranging from 5-15 percent by late Sunday afternoon.

The affected area includes higher terrain areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma counties. 

The concerns of this weather system are that fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

The following land use 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.

Closures at Sky Oaks, Natalie Coffin Green Park (Ross), and Leo Cronin Parking Lot, MMWD

Mount Vision Rd, Inverness (National Park Service)

All open burning and burn permits are suspended on public lands

All watershed land use permits are canceled

Closures to Mount Tamalpais State Park - Roads north of Panoramic Highway are closed to motor vehicle traffic on Pantoll Road and Ridgecrest Boulevard.  All park use permits north of Panoramic Highway are suspended, including filming


California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has approved the strategic prepositioning of critical fire resources to include a Task Force (4 wildland engines and 1 water tender).  Marin fire agencies will be increasing staffing as conditions change throughout the 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 Information Hotline number is 415-473-7191.



Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire.  

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