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Ok I may be stupid but....

What caused the fires in Ca? How can they get so out of control so quickly? I may sound retarted by asking that but seriously, I would like to know?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:06 PM on Aug. 31, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I don't know what started these fires, but all it takes is a windy day to make it spread out of control.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • I believe a marijuana farm that caught on fire (somehow) caused it..
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:09 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • No rain-dry leaves and maybe careless smokers who toss cigs out of cars or campers who leave campfires still burning PLUS lots of wind to fan the fires.
    Lindalu2

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 2:10 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:11 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • Thank you guys I apprecieate the answers!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • I thought she was talking about the newest fires, not the one from two weeks ago (the MJ fires).
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:15 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • The weather is generally the biggest culprit in wild fires.
    PPl building homes and trending in areas that they probably should not be invading.
    WildFires are a component of a healthy environment (according to experts).
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 2:19 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • Dry weather combined with lightening strikes are common too.

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 2:19 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • Arthur said an unspecified "cooking device" left at an encampment by suspected drug traffickers sparked the blaze on Aug. 8 that has scorched more than 137 square miles of brush and timber and briefly threatened two dozen ranches and homes.


    Article

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:26 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • Triple-digit heat and very low humidity made many areas ripe for burning.

    fire was being fought mainly from the air because the terrain was too steep for firefighters to reach it easily.

    Here are all good reasons of why and why so long.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:46 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

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