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.