Wildfires in California already nearly triple the statewide average

By / Redding Record

Even though it’s only February, California has begun the year with already more than double the number of wildfires than in the first month of 2020 — a record-setting year.

And the number of acres burned on non-federal land last month was more than 20 times the state’s 5-year average for January.

While the rain and snow of the past week may make last year’s fire season seem like a distant memory, the numbers are a reminder that wildfires have become more common year-round in California.