In the last 24 hours, firefighters have responded to an estimated 330 fires across California, Governor Gavin Newsom stated in a press conference Monday afternoon. The update comes as the Kincade Fire, which sparked northeast of Geyserville on October 23, continues to burn across Northern California. At the time of Newsom's press conference, the fire had burned more than 66,000 acres, and was 5% contained.
Despite the high figures, Newsom says this fire season is not worse than in recent years, "though it may feel like it."
"We're entering the peak part of fire season that is very familiar to us in California, but not people out of state," Newsom said. "Most people think about fire season as part of the [summer] ... I'll remind folks the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire, in Northern and Southern California, occurred in the first week of November, so we are very vigilant in this moment. The winds are vexing and are the most [complex] part of this fire. But the good news is the winds are resting."