Just when it seemed unimaginable that the 2018 fire season could get worse in Northern California, the Delta Fire joined the Hirz Fire in early September south of Castle Crags and Dunsmuir, closing 55 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. The Delta Fire had grown rapidly, expanding to more than 40,000 acres less than four days after it started. These fires both moved quickly, gobbling up large swaths of trees and buildings. And then, as the fire season stretched into mid-autumn, the devastating 153,000-acre Camp Fire incinerated the community of Paradise in the second week of November. This fire season was one for the record books, but it was topped just two years later when 4% of California’s total acreage burned (4.4 million acres) in a single year.