October 24, 2007
In possibly related news an arrest has been made for a brush arson in San Bernadino.
24 firefighters and 21 civilians wounded
640 square miles charred and a million people displaced.
Throw the book at them!
Here is what the fires look like from 708 km up....
Pic via NASA's Earth Observatory Page.
Update 2: Via Pete in the comments, it appears at this time that the fellow who was arrested was arrested for starting a fire unconnected to the big ones..Stephen is right, several of these fires were natural or accidental, the area is a tinderbox eg. no thermite required.more...
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