2008 California Fire Season Ends Where It Began

Just as I offered the 2008 California wildfire “season”¬† closed, ¬†friend of Firefighter Blog Big Sur Kate reported a 10 acre fire on her coast. This is surely the final punctuation mark on the most destructive wildfire season in California history.

The season began with a small roadside blaze in Big Sur on April 17 and ends with a small roadside blaze in Big Sur on December 21.

It’s almost fitting since the largest fires of the season were centered in the central coast paradise. The Indians Fire and the monstrous Basin Complex haunted the coast throughout the summer months.

There is a symmetry here that is more fitting for an epic novel but this was real life. It’s really time to close the book on 2008.


  • Mike says:

    I don’t have those Jason. You might check Cal Fire for their figures and add it to the Forest Service numbers.I would like to know if you come up with a figure.Mike

  • Jason Keen says:

    Do you have the any numbers with regards to the total wildfires this year and the total $ destruction caused?thanksJason Keenwww.911se.blogspot.comwww.911clean.comwww.911se.comwww.FireGearRental.comwww.SGAfire.com

  • FireClock says:

    Merry Christmas with love, happiness and safety.

  • bigsurkate says:

    Yup, and I was about 5 hours late in reporting the Little Sur Fire on Saturday, Dec. 20th, BTW. LOL. I am in snow mode, NOT fire mode!!It is strange, isn’t it? April through December. Fire season is 9 months of the year, now, at least here in Big Sur, and at least in 2008. Let’s hope the same is not true for 2009!And Merry Christmas to you and yours, Mike. Thanks for all your help this year, during our Summer of Fire. Much as I like you, I hope I won’t need it in 2009!!bigsurkate