California fire officials have learned through hard experience to temper their optimism.
Having just endured more than a decade of rampaging fires â€” 14 of the 20 most destructive fires in state history have occurred since 2007 â€” fire bosses say this year the glass is half-full.
â€śWeâ€™ve got a few things going for us at the moment,â€ť said Scott McLean, a spokesman for Cal Fire, the state firefighting agency. â€śWe still have a snowpack. Our upper elevations havenâ€™t dried out. Because of that, we are able to continue our fuel-reduction projects.â€ťView Article