Predictions for the rest of the spring do not bode well for the West, with the drought and warmer weather brought on by climate change worsening wildfire danger. After the big flames died down Thursday, the house was one of many smoking casualties marked off with yellow tape. Many other homes appeared unscathed and palm trees that had survived the onslaught of embers swayed above in calmer winds. Southern California Edison reported that unspecified electrical “circuit activity” occurred around the time the fire broke out late Wednesday afternoon. Electric utility equipment has repeatedly been linked to starting some of the most disastrous California wildfires, especially during windy weather.
Source: Huffington Post May 13, 2022 19:50 UTC