Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 5, 2022

By the numbers: California’s mild 2022 wildfire season

CalMatters reports

Moderate weather and well-timed rainstorms in much of California combined to curb the acreage and structures burned.

As California emerges from its “peak” wildfire season, the state has managed to avoid its recent plague of catastrophic wildfires. So far in 2022, the fewest acres have burned since 2019.

State Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci said California had “a bit of luck” with weather this summer.  Although enduring yet another drought year, much of the state was spared the worst of the heat and dryness that can spark fires. And in some instances, well-timed rain came to the rescue. 

Read more at By the numbers: California’s mild 2022 wildfire season – CalMatters

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