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Behind Most Wildfires, a Person and a Spark: ‘We Bring Fire With Us’

posted Aug 20, 2018, 5:24 PM by Bill Naylor
In California, almost 95 percent of fires are started by people, and about 7 percent of those are caused by arson.  The rest are mostly fires started by lightning, or other acts of Mother Nature such as wind taking down a power line.
—Lynne Tolmachoff, the chief of public education at Cal Fire

See the article in the New York Times.