Prediction for Southern California's 2013 Fire Season (video) University of California - Riverside Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption The Summit fire burned more than 3,000 acres of vegetation near Banning, Calif., in early May this year, giving Southern California's fire season an early start. What lies in store for the rest of the fire season this year? In this video, Richard Minnich, a professor of Earth sciences and a noted fire ecologist at the University of California, Riverside, predicts the 2013 fire season for the region, weighs in on the impact of wildfires, and proposes a long-term solution to managing Southern California's wildfires. Credit UCR Strategic Communications. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.