Red Flag Warning, Mon. Oct. 19, 11pm & through the weekend & Fairfax-Bolinas Rd closed Oct. 19, 7pm thru Red Flag Warning

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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. Please report potential new fires to 911.

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 Monday, Monday,  Oct. 19, 11pm & continuing through the weekend of Oct 24 & 25, so far. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame for strong wind gusts and hot, dry conditions. The affected area includes higher terrain areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and East Bay counties. Also Fairfax-Bolinas Road closed 7pm tonight through the Warning. 

The concerns of this weather system are that fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Erratic gusty outflow winds may result in dangerous and unpredictable fire behavior.  California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and CAL FIRE have approved the strategic prepositioning and increased staffing of critical fire resources. 

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), Leo Cronin Parking Lot, MMWD, and San Rafael Open Space
•    Mount Vision Rd, Inverness  (National Park Service)
•    Closure to Fairfax Bolinas Road
•    All open burning and burn permits are suspended on public lands
•    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. 

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.nixle.com & www.alertmarin.org. To learn more about preparing for wildfire, visit www.firesafemarin.org(link is external)(link is external).

~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

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