Is there a wildfire season?

Wildfires occur most frequently in summer and autumn, when it is characteristically dry. However, drought conditions at any time of the year can make an area susceptible to wildfires. Southern California (United States) and Northern Baja California (Mexico) are also susceptible to wildfires in winter and spring because of dry hot winds called the Santa Ana Winds. The Santa Ana season usually peaks in December.

Contributing sources: FEMA, U.S. Forest Service

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