VIDEO: This year has been a big one for Cal Fire as the agency has been able to work on more prescribed burns than wildfires in the past five years.
For Cal Fire's Nevada-Yuba-Placer unit, 2023 has been a nice change of pace after back-to-back busy fire seasons the years prior.
Assistant Chief Steven Robinson said his unit has been able to keep the number of wildfires to a smaller size and do more work preventing future blazes.
"More years like this last year would be great. We weren't out battling as many wildfires. We were able to get more prescribed burning done, more treatment done," Robinson said.
More work is done within the unit, but also statewide.
"We were able to get more than we normally would've gotten done just because we had the resources available to get those projects completed," Robinson said.