The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Inspector Ben Shepherd said earlier this week lightning was predominantly responsible for the bushfire crisis, stating “I can confidently say the majority of the larger fires that we have been dealing with have been a result of fires coming out of remote areas as a result of dry lightning storms”. (Source)

Because climate damage has made conditions more severe, it’s becoming harder and harder to contain fires once they’ve started. That’s why ending climate-wrecking pollution is so important – no matter how fires start, they’re becoming increasingly more difficult to stop.