Wildfire Season: 2019
Last year's fire season was one for the records. The Camp Fire, in Butte County, was one of the most expensive and deadliest fires to date. Then there was the Mendocino Complex Fire, one of the largest of the many fires of 2018.
This year, our hopes are for the 2019 fire season to be nonexistent really. However, recent data shows how it's possible that 2019 will be much worse than 2018.
The real heat of the fire season is August-September. Due to the lack of rain and increased heat and drought, the circumstances are perfect for the fires to flair up again. If these conditions continue, it's possible that these wildfire prone areas can double in size as time goes on.
The real heroes of any fire season are the firefighters. Due to the recent prolonged government shut down and recruitment issues, there is a real shortage of firefighters this wildfire season.
Now let's go around the globe, California isn't the only place wildfire season strikes. Wildfires are now raging in Siberia/Russia, Greenland, Alaska, and Canada. These fires are so great the smoke can even be seen from space.
It's not looking good for 2019. What can you do? Follow your counties direction on wildfire preparation and evacuation. We can fight these fires together.