There are no wildfires burning in Point Reyes National Seashore at this time.
On Monday, August 17, 2020, lightning started a wildfire, which was named the 4-5 Fire, north of the junction of Woodward Valley Trail and the Coast Trail. On Tuesday, August 18, a second fire, initially named the 4-6 Fire and later renamed the Woodward Fire, was found nearby and, aided by gusty winds, quickly grew in size. By Thursday, October 1, 2020, the Woodward Fire was 100% contained at 4,929 acres in size. The Woodward Fire was declared out on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Visit our Woodward Fire page for more information.
The Light Fire burned 5.6 acres at the end of the Point Reyes peninsula, on a north-facing slope that was very close to the lighthouse apartments. The fire was reported at 10:35 am on the morning of Sunday, September 27, 2020, and was apparently caused by a downed power line. At 6 pm on Monday, September 28, the fire was declared contained and controlled.
There are no prescribed fires planned for or burning in Point Reyes National Seashore at this time.
Fires Outside the Park
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Depending on the current fire danger, the following types of heat sources will be permitted (YES) or prohibited (NO):
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10 Tips to Prevent Wildfires
Nationally, almost 9 out of 10 wildfires are caused by humans. These preventable wildfires threaten lives, property, and our precious natural resources. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a public land pro, you play a valuable role in preventing wildfires and protecting our natural resources. Please read and share these 10 Tips to Prevent Wildfires to help prevent wildfires and spread the word about #TeamPublicLands, the Department of the Interior's campaign to encourage responsible recreation.
National Weather Service forecast for Bear Valley/Olema, CA
Last updated: May 19, 2023