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October 16, 2012
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Fire season year around

We wish we could say Sunday's big wrap up on the large fires in the Pine Nuts since August 2011 indicated the end of fire season, but we can't.

As we learned from the Caughlin Ranch and Washoe Valley fires last winter, a dry winter can be as bad or worse than a dry summer.

Both fires occurred in the dead of winter as a result of dry conditions combined with high winds.

Despite last week's rain, we're looking at a dry fall, which has prompted the East Fork Fire District to cancel backyard burning this year.

While a long …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 16, 2012 05:36PM Published Oct 16, 2012 05:35PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.