Extreme Fire Danger Continues through October 13, 2010, for S. F. Bay Area National Parks

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Date: October 12, 2010
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133

The fire danger rating for the San Francisco Bay Area National Parks will continue to be "Extreme" on Wednesday, October 13. This is due to the continuing low relative humidity and gusty north winds which has prompted a red flag warning from the National Weather Service.

Fire restrictions placed in effect at S.F. Bay Area National Parks today will be extended through Wednesday, October 13.

Point Reyes National Seashore (Marin County):

1) All wood or charcoal fires are prohibited—(however, self-contained, portable gas stoves will be allowed 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; and
4) smoking will be prohibited on all park trails and backcountry areas.

Golden Gate National Recreatoin Area—including Muir Woods National Monument (Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo Counties):

1) All fires, including cooking fires and charcoal grills, are prohibited —(however, self-contained, portable gas stoves, will be allowed at designated campgrounds and picnic areas); and
2) smoking on all park trails is prohibited.

John Muir National Historic Site (Contra Costa County):

1) The Mount Wanda trail will be closed.

-NPS-

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:

(415) 464-5100
This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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