Hallelujah, the fire season’s officially over!
We fared well this year, with no real damage to home and hearth. No one was forced to flee, like the Big One back in 1991. Look at this photo showing everyone driving, one-way through town – and with the fires raging only a few miles behind them.
During the 2008 season, we had two “book-end” fires: one early and one late in the season.
The Hiller fire arrived in June and burned three acres. It looked intense but was snuffed out quickly because we were, well, prepared for this sort of fire in the same place as 1991.
At the end of October, there was a controlled burn-gone-bad outside Tilden Park. The Grizzly Peak fire burned around ten acres in the woods, but was put out quickly by coordinated fire fighters.
Add a few official Red Flag Warning days, where the winds are high and anything can ignite – and call the Fire Season over.