- Sep 5, 2020
Most of our wildfires haven't been arson, actually. There have been a few, and a few that were set by careless humans, but a couple of years ago most of them were set by overhead lines blown down by winds, etc.
The joke is that SoCal's four seasons are fire, flood, earthquake and drought.
A few of us were planning a hike a few days after a good rain, and were standing outside the ranger station waiting for permits. The ranger was admonishing us to stay on the trails when we all heard a huge rumble and glanced over to see an entire hillside sliding into a valley, trees and all. "Is that where the trail we were going to hike went through?" "Yup" said the ranger as he closed the park for the day.
AZ wildfires are about 50/50 human stupidity and natural. Rarely arson.
The joke in New England was that Maine had two seasons: Summer, and Mud.