For Immediate ReleaseJuly 18, 2021
Marin County, CA -- The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning on Sunday, July 18, for large portions of California including the North Bay Mountains in Marin County for predicted lighting. Thunderstorms were expected to develop over the Bay Area region and last into the afternoon of Monday, July 19.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame.
Not all locations will see thunderstorms, but lightning strikes could to new fire starts given the drought conditions and dry fuels.
For any land use restrictions or closures, contact the appropriate land management agency:
Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during the Red Flag Warning because a simple spark could cause a major wildfire, including the use of equipment and machinery as well as smoking.
Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire.
To register for emergency alerts, visit www.alertmarin.org. To learn more about preparing for wildfire, visit www.firesafemarin.org.
Jason WeberChiefMarin County Fire Department
33 Castle Rock Ave.Woodacre, CA 94973(415) 473-6717Email: Jason WeberMarin County Fire website