Calif. fire officials bracing for early wildfire season
California fire officials may gear up months early for fire season
By Ryan Sabalow
REDDING, Calif. — A roadside grass fire last week in Siskiyou County showed just how fireprone the north state has become, 2½ months into an incredibly dry winter.
A fire that ignited next to Interstate 5 on Thursday afternoon near Montague quickly burned 54 acres before firefighters were able to knock it down, said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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