Red Flag Fire Alert Issued for September 21, 2009, for Point Reyes National Seashore

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Date: September 21, 2009
Contact: John Dell’Osso, 415-464-5135

Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Don Neubacher stated that today is a Red Flag Fire Alert day within the Seashore due to the potential high fire danger. Superintendent Neubacher explained, "Seashore staff has gained a heightened awareness of the impact of a major uncontrolled wildfire."

A Red Flag Fire Alert is defined by the National Weather Service and has a number of variables related to fire weather and predicted weather conditions for the day. Several steps of action will occur within the Seashore boundaries:

  1. no wood or charcoal fires will be allowed on beaches or in picnic areas;
  2. all previously issued fire permits become null and void;
  3. smoking will be prohibited on park trails; and
  4. Mount Vision Road will be closed to all vehicle traffic.

Red Flag Fire Alerts are issued on a daily basis, since fire weather can change from day to day.

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