As a naturalized Australian citizen I can assure you that no fireman I have heard of (excepting former Prime Minister Tony ‘the Mad Monk’ Abbott a noted far-right Catholic zealot) ascribes the fires to anything BUT a combination of factors, all exascerbated by Climate Change. Most firies are volunteers in the country and are faced with the terrible reality of this unprecedented calamity. Sadly, entirely predictable. Look out North America!!