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Fire Dept. Activates Red Flag Fire Alert for First Time

Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | 6:31 am

Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin E. Wells has ordered the activation of Red Flag Parking Restrictions in Pasadena for the first time in response to the critical fire conditions forecast for today by the National Weather Service.

Parking will be restricted on streets posted with Red Flag No Parking signs, says Pasadena Fire Department spokesperson Lisa Derderian.

For a complete listing of affected areas, click here

The Red Flag warning sign indicates that critical fire weather conditions are expected. This, in combination with dry fuels, can create extreme fire danger and fire behavior.

Parking is restricted on posted narrow and/or winding roads within Pasadena’s urban wild land interface areas, fire officials said.

In 2009, the Pasadena City Council unanimously accepted the recommendation of the Public Safety Committee to implement the proposed restrictions on parking within the urban-wildland interface (UWI) on days of extreme fire hazard, also known as Red Flag days.

Streets where parking is restricted on Red Flag days are posted with appropriate “No Parking” signs. If signs are not posted, that street is not affected.

In order to receive personalized notifications of Red Flag Parking Restrictions and other emergency notifications from the City of Pasadena, please  register with the Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System (PLEAS), the fire department  advised.

A cancellation notification will be sent when fire conditions are sufficiently reduced.

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