North Bay fire season comes to close on Monday, CAL FIRE announces

SAN FRANCISCO -- This year's fire season in the North Bay officially ends Monday, Cal Fire said.

Cooler temperatures and recent rain prompted Cal Fire to call an end to the peak fire season in six North Bay counties, including Napa, Solano, and Sonoma.

"Cal Fire will continue to maintain staffing to meet any potential threat, as well as maintaining the ability to strategically move resources to areas that remain at a higher threat level," Cal Fire said in a statement.

The 2020 fire season was one of the most destructive seasons in recent history, and lasted roughly 30 days longer than the previous two fire seasons.

This year, firefighters responded to 600 wildfires that charred hundreds of thousand of acres across the North Bay.

One of the largest fires was the LNU Lightning Complex fire, which burned more than 363,000 acres in Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Solano and Yolo counties. It was the state's fifth-largest fire in history. Additionally, the Glass fire in Napa and Sonoma counties burned more than 67,000 acres and destroyed 600 homes.

VIDEO: Video shows terrifying escape through flames of LNU Lightning Complex fires
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As if the call to evacuate wasn't scary enough, the road out was harrowing. One evacuee in Winters, Calif. recorded this as he drove through the fire while evacuating.

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