GRIFFITH PARK (CBSLA.com) — This is shaping up to be the worst season for wildfires in the last 100 years, officials announced Monday.
“We’re going to have a very volatile fire season. We are in the third year of a drought,” L.A. County Fire Chief Darryl Osby said.
So far in 2013, three large brush fires, the Hathaway, Powerhouse and Springs fires, have kept agencies busy ahead of the usual fire season.
“Extremely dry weather, extremely dry fuel moisture so it makes for almost an explosive situation at times,” Cpt. Tom Richards of the LACFD told KNX 1070.
“We usually don’t get to a critical state until the fall, but we’re projecting we’re gonna get to a critical state in July,” another fire official said.