County of Marin - News Releases - Red Flag Warning

For Immediate Release
June 28, 2020

Red Flag Warning in Effect for Marin County

Warning to remain in place until Monday evening, June 29

Marin County, CA – The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Marin County, the North Bay mountains, and other parts of the Bay Area above 1,000 feet, which is in effect from 10 p.m. Sunday, June 28, to 8 p.m. Monday, June 29.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame with a combination of strong off shore winds with gusts to 30-45 mph and low relative humidity ranging from 15%-25%. The affected area includes higher terrain areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma counties.

With the predicted weather conditions, the Marin County Fire Chiefs Association has concerns that any wildfire that develops could spread rapidly. Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during a Red Flag Warning, especially with the use of equipment and machinery as well as smoking.

The following land use restrictions are in effect for the Marin Municipal Water District, Mount Tamalpais State Park, and the Point Reyes National Seashore during the Red Flag conditions:

  • Closures at Sky Oaks, Natalie Coffin Green Park (Ross), and Leo Cronin parking lot (MMWD)
  • Mount Vision Road, Inverness (National Park Service)
  • All open burning and burn permits are suspended on public lands
  • Closures to Mount Tamalpais State Park (in effect until 7 a.m. June 30) - Roads north of Panoramic Highway are closed to motor vehicle traffic on Pantoll Road and Ridgecrest Boulevard.All park use permits north of Panoramic Highway are suspended, including filming.

Helpful information phone numbers:

  • Marin County Fire Information Hotline: 415-473-7191
  • Mount Tamalpais State Park: 415-388-2070
  • Marin Municipal Water District: 415-945-1195

Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. 

To register for emergency alerts, visit To learn more about preparing for wildfire, visit


Mark Brown
Deputy Chief
Marin County Fire Department

33 Castle Rock Ave.
Woodacre, CA 94973
(415) 473-6717
Email: Mark Brown
Marin County Fire website