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Extreme Fire Alert Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore on August 9, 2012

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Date: August 9, 2012
Contact: Roger Wong, 415-464-5232
Contact: John A. Dell’Osso , 415-464-5135

Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Cicely Muldoon, stated that today is an extreme fire danger alert within the Seashore due to the potential high fire danger. The warning is in effect until 9 am Friday, August 10 due to low humidity and offshore winds. An additional warning could be issued tomorrow dependent on fire conditions. 

An Extreme or 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 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. 

-NPS-

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