In Washington State, all I ever hear is that practically all our devastating fires are “caused by lightening.” I seldom see lightening here. I know what it looks like (thunder follows, so if you hear it, you know lightening preceded it). I saw plenty lightening in my native South Africa, especially on the highveld. I’ve seldom seen lightening in my state.
Says Ken Pimlott, director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection:
“These are all fires that were in areas that are populated, and 95% of the fires in our state are started by people” in some way, he said, downplaying the chances that lightning may have played a role.
Are the Powers looking the other way? Investigate. If these fires are intentional; this is mass murder.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) October 23, 2017
ICE official, sheriff clash over suspected Wine Country arsonist (an illegal immigrant) https://t.co/HWYSATx5bY
— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) October 22, 2017
UPDATE II (7/31/018):
Yes, the heat. But can no “journalist” investigate arson? Nobody evens asks. It’s quite a common cause of this kind of catastrophe. Death penalty is the proportional punishment.
Yes, the heat. But can no "journalist" investigate arson? Nobody evens asks. It's quite a common cause of this kind of catastrophe. Death penalty is the proportional punishment. https://t.co/z08Plc0hTC
— Ilana Mercer (@IlanaMercer) August 1, 2018
The @GlobalSuperTank flies against OR fires today, called up by the state for the very first time. This week @OregonGovBrown could not say why she had not called on the biggest fire rig on Earth for wildfires that have burned 10s of thousands of acres and killed one man. #ORFire pic.twitter.com/kmqcFo6kBx
— Lars Larson (@LarsLarsonShow) July 21, 2018
UPDATE III (8/15/018): Mendocino Complex Blaze
California Burning: #Fires: Not a left/right issue. People are dying. Animals are burning alive. Economies, memories, communities: dying. All b/c of government's unwillingness to thin growth & unwillingness to investigate/prosecute ARSON to the… https://t.co/199fO7C76g
— Ilana Mercer (@IlanaMercer) August 15, 2018