Fire Season Ends

With the recent rains and cooler temperatures, Cal Fire’s Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit announced that the 2013 fire season is coming to an end, and will transition out of fire season effective this morning. During this fire season, the unit responded to more than 902 fires. Ninety-five percent of those fires were contained to 10 acres or less, due to aggressive initial attack by Cal Fire and local fire agencies. That’s compared to the 536 fires Cal Fire responded to during the peak 2012 fire season. The requirement for Cal Fire burn permits also expires with the end of fire season. Property owners interested in conducting control burns should check with their local fire agency and air pollution district to ensure they meet all requirements prior to burning.