It's been record heat these days in Cali as why there are so many fires and why it's so dry. The places where most of the fires are....are in areas where fires ignite naturally but white folks chose to live there anyway-making it worse. Also the fires are mainly on the outskirts of cities...where hills have dry bush and weeds and can burn wildly. So the fire can start in these open areas and travel downward near highways and cities..... A lot folks lost their homes living close by these open high fire risk areas or their backyards are in those open field areas. Out of 18 fires, two or three so far have been found to be deliberately set. One by that crazed man who threaten his neighbors and the fire fighters. And by the car fire...which I think is the one called the Holy Fire. I don't remember the story about the third person. And I am unsure about a few of em in terms of what caused them to ignite. However, these fires [this year] are historic and unprecedented although we have wild fires every year.....but normally Cali don't have over 5 fires burning at the same time.
So with a combination of all these freaking heat waves, crazy folks and dry brittle land...something horrific was bound to happen. Special note. Most fires are outside the city limits. Places Riverside, Santa Clarita and Corona-just to name a few- are surrounded by deep terrain and are also where a lot fruit trees are planted/agriculture are located and where open land stretch for miles. A fire burned near some apt buildings but if you look at the news video you will see the open field the building is built on. But having said that, Sista Norand I think you are on to something though. Cuz it does appear that this country is expressing it's unhappiness/anger about the presidency pouting its dismay with unstable weather patterns that can be seen all across the nation. There are floodings, heavy stormy rains and sweltering heat waves. I don't remember when America's weather has been this overwhelming simultaneously. Tells volumes about what's happening. But!