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A Red Flag Warning and Fire Weather Watch is in Effect
August 1, 2018 (Paso Robles, Calif.) - Fire season is upon us. Although our destination is not currently effected, it’s important that we are prepared on how a fire can quickly impact guests visiting Paso Robles. Travel Paso will attempt to keep you informed of fires that may impact travelers or divert visitors to the region. As we saw last year, when one part of the state is under fire, travelers may alter their plans to other parts of California. We will be vigilant and upon any impact to the destination our first action will be to support first responders and disseminate information to you in a timely manner in order to share with your guests.
At the current time, CAL FIRE has issued a Red Flag Warning & Fire Weather Watch for California. A Red Flag Warning is issued for weather events which may result in extreme fire behavior that will occur within 24 hours. A Fire Weather Watch is issued when weather conditions could exist in the next 12-72 hours. A Red Flag Warning is the highest alert. During these times extreme caution is urged by all residents, because a simple spark can cause a major wildfire. A Fire Weather Watch is one level below a warning, but fire danger is still high.
The type of weather patterns that can cause a watch or warning include low relative humidity, strong winds, dry fuels, the possibility of dry lightning strikes, or any combination of the above.
During heightened fire danger, CAL FIRE will place additional firefighters on duty, staff more fire engines and keep more equipment on 24 hours a day to be able to respond to any new fires. CAL FIRE urges Californians to be extremely cautious, especially during periods of high fire danger. It's important all residents and visitors take steps to prevent wildfires. One less spark could mean one less wildfire. See tips on preventing wildfires.
Please encourage our guests to comply with fire precautions shared by CAL FIRE, the U.S. Forest Service and other land management agencies and help reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires.