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Fire Statistics Skewed by River Fire

With a wet storm in late October and cooler temperatures and a little more precipitation into the beginning of November the CalFire fire season has come to and end. Nevada-Yuba-Placer Division Chief Jim Mathias says the numbers were pretty much the same as a year ago with the exception of the extensive damage from the River Fire.


Mathias says that the conditions compared to last year were still extreme, but also significantly different


The chief says with the decrease in fire danger and improving weather conditions, they will maintain full staffing but take the opportunity to do maintenance on the air support equipment.


The Grass Valley Air Attack base has seen one of its busiest seasons yet supporting multiple fires around the state as well as local fires including the River Fire in the South County ad the Bennet Fire in Grass Valley.

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