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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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Did You Know?

Tule Elk

In the mid-1800s, the tule elk was hunted to the brink of extinction. The last surviving tule elk were discovered and protected in the southern San Joaquin Valley in 1874. In 1978, ten tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes, which now has one of California's largest populations, numbering ~500. More...