Arizona is having it's worse fire in history (the Rodeo Fire) and has burned over 80,000 acres in just three days. Four communities have been evacuated and countless homes are at risk...not to mention livestock and disruption of lifestyles. There has been mention of contaminated or disrupted water supplies as the result of the fire (or any large fire). Any heavy rain will erode what is left and life, as those people knew it, is history...simply put.....as dramatic as it sounds. And....there is no idea when this fire will be contained...at this rate...in one week the results will be a burned out site the size of TWO normal state counties. Colorado is having a very similar tragedy with the fire outside of Denver and I can empathize with them. With the little rain the southwest (and parts of the midwest) every....EVERY.......part of that country is ripe for fires like most living people can't recall. I hate to be a bringer of bad tithes...but who's to say that those areas aren't ripe for a terrorist act? Quick in...quick out. No one notices. No jet fuel needed....nature has provided the fuel. Adding the normal 20-30 mph winds and you have the makings of a slow burning bomb or incindiary. Even if someone finds evidence of an overt act of arson it takes more to set the finger on the one who done it. And, most terrorist don't care if they are eventually caught. Who's to say we aren't already a victim of a terrorist act? We've thought, and talked, about bombings of dams, nuclear power plants, poisoning of water supplies, etc. Could a more simple act like fires be the one thing we are overlooking? I've not heard the terrorist theory mentioned...it's mine and mine alone. But, what better way to ruin the lives of thousands upon thousands of people than to go in and set fire after fire? Firefighting and law enforcement personnel are getting drawn thin as it is. Add a dozen more fires in the areas and it's 'all hell breaking loose' with very little to stop it. And, all of your forces are in one area...far from homeland, as it were. I live in a remote area and I am as at risk as everyone in the areas that have not seen measurable rain since October of last year. I worry. One cigarette in the wrong place...or, perhaps, the mad mind setting a fire and who knows where it'll end. The thoughts I have about someone setting them...perhaps terrorists, needs to be explored and paid attention to. This is a ripe situation.....fer sure.