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Extreme Fire Danger Today (Monday, June 11, 2012) Affects National Parks in Marin

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Date: June 11, 2012
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133

Weather conditions have prompted National Park Service officials to declare extreme fire danger for Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) sites in Marin County for today, Monday, June 11, 2012.

Public restrictions in effect today within Point Reyes National Seashore boundaries are:

  1. all wood or charcoal fires will be banned including grills, although self-contained gas stoves will be permitted at designated campgrounds and picnic areas;
  2. all previously issued fire permits will become null and void;
  3. Mt. Vision Road will be closed to all vehicle traffic;
  4. smoking will be prohibited on all park trails and backcountry areas.

Public restrictions that will be in effect today at GGNRA sites in Marin County, including the Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument are:

  1. all fires, including campfires at Kirby Cove, beach fires at Muir beach, cooking fires and charcoal grills, are prohibited except for self-contained, portable gas stoves, which are allowed only in designated campgrounds and picnic areas;
  2. smoking is prohibited on all park trails and in all areas of Muir Woods National Monument.

Roger Wong, Fire Management Officer for the SF Bay Area National Parks said, "When fire danger is elevated, we must take extra steps to prevent a wildfire."

-NPS-

Did You Know?

Elephant seals at the main colony at Point Reyes

Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) began breeding at Point Reyes in 1981 after being absent for over 150 years. The population breeds at terrestrial haul out sites at Point Reyes Headland, one of only eleven mainland breeding areas for northern elephant seals in the world. More...