According to a report by KTLA 5 News, there are currently no wildfires burning throughout California despite warnings of a record-breaking fire season for the state.
Wildfires and California – The Worst Kind of Relationship
Often, during this part of summer, one would expect at least one major brush or wildfire throughout the state. It’s unfortunate, but the state of California could almost be considered synonymous with devastating summer wildfires. In fact, over the last two years alone, California has experienced catastrophic fires that burned more than 3.0 million acres of land.
Luckily, a combination of cooler temperatures, fewer wind events, and late Spring rainfall has gone a long way towards preventing brush fires in the state of California. Hopefully, this trend of fewer overall wildfires continues throughout the remainder of the season.
What are Firefighters Doing During the Down Time?
As expected, firefighters are staying busy regardless of the downtime. Across the state, they’ve been working on performing controlled burns in high-risk and fire-prone areas. Hopefully, their efforts prove fruitful in the state’s ongoing and constant battle with wildfires.
However, just because the state has had a relatively light fire season so far doesn’t mean that people can take a lackadaisical approach to fire safety. In other words, don’t let the lack of any currently burning wildfires lull you into a false sense of security. You should still maintain a defensible space around your property and pay close attention to all fire warnings and evacuation notices.