Fire seasons used to have a beginning and end. You could count on taking a break and hanging up your boots for a solid few months every year.
That's not the case anymore. There are fires somewhere all year round. If I wanted to, I could be on assignment every month. Fire seasons have become fire years.
That being said, it's pretty much over up here next to Canada. Days are shorter and nights are colder. Also, it snowed!
The helicopter is off contract. The minions are drifting away to wherever they spend the winter. The paperwork and cleanup season has begun.
It's time for a break.