Evidence of the end of the fire season?

Smokey Bear snow
Smokey Bear, in front of Bend (Oregon) Fire and Rescue Station 301. Photo by Steve Stenkamp.

When Smokey Bear is knee deep in snow and his hat has taken on a new shape, it could be a sign that the end of the wildland fire season is near. Or, is this a false alarm?

Thanks and a tip of the Smokey Bear hat go out to Steve Stenkamp.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

2 thoughts on “Evidence of the end of the fire season?”

  1. Hold on to your hat (literally). After tracking four decades of fire seasons Southern California and the week before Thanksgiving is a good guess that very strong winds (Santa Ana) will blow into down.


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