Fire season officially ends Monday

Dec 5, 2014 1:47 PM by News Staff

After an extremely active year, the 2014 North State fire season is officially over on Monday.

Butte, Shasta, and Tehama County fire officials say recent rains and cooler temperatures are bringing the season to a close.

In 2014, there were over 800 wildfires across the North State and nearly 22,000 acres were burned. Cal Fire battled more than 5,500 wildfires across the state this year.

In the North State, the destroyed roughly half of the town of Weed, torched nearly 500 acres and destroyed 150 structures. In Shasta County one man was killed and more than 12,000 acres burned in Ono during the Bully Fire.

The North State's largest fire was the Happy Camp Fire in Siskiyou County, which burned more than 132,000 acres and 207 square miles in the Klamath National Forest. It was the state's 16th largest fire since 1932 and the fight cost more than $87 million, the states most expensive fire this year.


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