The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the East Bay Hills through Saturday, Oct. 5. As a result of the high fire danger, Cal football fans planning to attend Saturday’s game against Washington State will need to limit their use of barbecue grills and cooking stoves during tailgating activities in order to ensure safety for all in the area.
Most importantly, no cooking stoves or barbecue grills will be allowed on any campus property east of Galey Road, Piedmont Avenue or Sports Lane on the Clark Kerr Campus.
To underscore the importance of these restrictions, the campus experienced a small wild-land fire at the Clark Kerr Campus area Friday morning, which required a significant effort from Berkeley and Oakland Fire Departments to extinguish. No injuries resulted and no structures were involved, and the fire was contained to an area of approximately 5,000 square feet.
These cooking restrictions are consistent with Berkeley Municipal Codes. UC Police officers and UC Fire Prevention staff will be patrolling lots around campus to ensure adherence to these guidelines. A map of all campus lots can be found here.
In all cases, football fans should be aware of their surroundings and report any dangerous activities to proper authorities.
Thank you for your observance of these policies during this vulnerable time, and we hope you enjoy your afternoon on campus and at Memorial Stadium.