Getting used to longer fire seasons

WARNING SIGN—The 2013 Old fire in Calabasas. Drought and high temps portend more danger ahead. Acorn file photoOh, it’s pretty much always fire season in Southern California. Warmer weather and shorter wet seasons conspire to keep local hillsides covered year-round in dry scrub brush that easily catches fire.
A study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters in January found that California’s rains today start falling a full month later than they did in the 1960s. The window for wild...

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