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Butte County Transitions out of Peak Fire Season

Cal Fire announced that Butte County is officially transitioning out of peak fire season due to favorable weather conditions.

Posted: Dec 10, 2018 11:20 AM
Updated: Dec 10, 2018 11:23 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Cal Fire announced that Butte County is officially transitioning out of peak fire season due to favorable weather conditions.

Recent rains and cooler temperatures have lowered the threat of wildfires, which has allowed Cal Fire's Butte County Unit to transition out of peak fire season effective Monday, Dec. 10. 

Cal Fire will continue to monitor fire threat due to drought-like conditions that have persisted in California throughout 2018. 

Statewide, Cal Fire and firefighters from other local agencies have battled more than 6,200 wildfires that have burned over 876,000 acres. More than 22,700 structures were destroyed, hundreds of thousands of people were displaced and nearly 100 people lost their lives. 

"This year we have seen the deadliest, more destructive, the largest wildfire and the most acres burned ever in Butte County," said Butte Unit Chief Darren Road. 

During the cooler winter months, Cal Fire will continue to actively focus efforts on fire prevention and fuels treatment activities as guided by the State's Strategic Fire Plan

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As expected, we had much quieter weather around northern California on Wednesday with plenty of sunshine, much weaker wind, and a wide range of temperatures. Thursday will be similar, but much more active weather is coming.
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