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Red Flag Warning Extended - Wed. 10/21 at 10 PM PST through Fri. 10/23 at 8 AM PST

The National Weather Service has issued a second Red Flag Warning is in effect for the North Bay Mountains, East Bay Hills and Interior Valleys, Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Mateo Coast from 10PM PDT Wednesday 10/21 through 08AM PDT Friday 10/23. The Red Flag Warning will not begin for the Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Mateo Coast until 1AM PDT Thursday.

The concerns of the weather system are that wildfires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Erratic gusty outflow winds may result in dangerous and unpredictable fire behavior. 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. 

All National Park Service beaches in Marin will remain open, but the following land-use restrictions will be in effect for the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD), Mount Tamalpais State Park, and Marin County Open Space District preserves during the Red Flag conditions.

  • Closures at Sky Oaks, Natalie Coffin Green Park (Ross), Leo Cronin Parking Lot, MMWD 

  • Mount Vision Road in Inverness 

  • Closure to Fairfax Bolinas Road

  • All open burning and burn permits are suspended on public lands

  • Closures to Mount Tamalpais State Park; 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 phone numbers:

  • Mount Tamalpais State Park, (415) 388-2070

  • Marin Municipal Water District, (415) 945-1195

  • Marin County Fire Information Hotline, (415) 473-7191

Fire Weather Tips and Resources

Mill Valley Weather Forecast

Is Your Home Ready for Wildfire Season?

  • Remove all dead plants, grass and weeds (vegetation).
  • Remove dead or dry leaves and pine needles from your yard, roof and rain gutters.
  • Remove branches that hang over your roof and keep dead branches 10 feet away from your chimney.
  • Trim trees regularly to keep branches a minimum of 10 feet from other trees.
  • Relocate wood piles 100 feet from structures.
  • Remove or prune flammable plants and shrubs near windows.
  • Remove vegetation and items that could catch fire from around and under decks.
  • Create a separation between trees, shrubs and items that could catch fire, such as patio furniture, wood piles, swing sets, etc.

Learn more

Evacuation Preparedness Resources 

Hot Weather Tips

During the hot weather, residents should take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects for heat-related illnesses. Here are some tips to stay cool and safe:

  • Do not leave children and pets unattended in vehicles
  • Limit outdoor activities
  • Stay in air-conditioned buildings and shelters or public cooling center 
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing
  • Check on friends, family and neighbors who are sensitive to heat at least twice a day
  • Drink more water than usual and make sure family, friends and neighbors drink enough water.
  • Know the signs of heat-related illness - click here for info.

More information and resources.