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

Post date: Aug 21, 2018 12:24:53 AM

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.