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Cal Fire declares end of 2011 wildfire season

November 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Cal Fire has declared an end to the 2011 wildfire season.

This follows a wet winter and cooler-than-normal summer temperatures.

According to Cal Fire, 5,200 fires have been reported this year, burning 52,000 acres.

That number is far below the five-year average of 213,000 acres burned.

The mild season came as Cal Fire's budget was cut some $30 million.