90 percent of wildfires are human-caused | KTVL

While it’s easy to point at the hundreds of fires along the west coast and blame it on climate change, 90 percent of wildfires are in fact human caused.

Authorities have confirmed that the two fires that merged into the Almeda Fire burning 2000 structures to the ground were both human-caused. One of those fires is currently being investigated as arson with charges filed against suspect 41-year-old Michael Bakkela.

Source: 90 percent of wildfires are human-caused, but climate change isn’t helping | KTVL