Did climate change cause the wildfires on the West Coast?
Last week former President Barack Obama blamed "climate change" for the wildfires on the West Coast.
If you're keeping score at home, you know wildfires happen almost every year around this time and this year at least some of those fires were caused by a "Gender reveal party", according to reports.
That fire spread to over 10,000 acres and, while it doesn't help the "climate change" narrative, let's not forget about this:
Michael Bakkela is accused of starting an arson fire as Oregon battles devastating wildfires, authorities said. According to Mail Tribune, the blaze that Bakkela is accused of starting “contributed to the spread of what’s now being called the Almeda fire complex.”
Bakkela is being held on a host of charges, including unlawful possession of methamphetamine with prior convictions, 14 charges of reckless endangering, two counts of arson in the first-degree, and 15 counts of criminal mischief in the first-degree. He’s listed as 41 years old. His full name is Michael Jarrod Bakkela.
The Jackson County Sheriffs Office in Oregon announced the arrest of Michael Bakkela on September 11.
The department identified the suspect “MICHAEL JARROD BAKKELA; DOB 12/9/78, local transient.”
At that time, “911 received a call reporting that residents witnessed Bakkela lighting a fire behind their house on Quail Lane. Due to the impending fire, the witnesses had to flee their home and could not be interviewed immediately.”
When authorities arrived, “Bakkela was standing close to a very large fire threatening several homes,” the release said.