The devastating Australian fires have been mostly ignored by the US media, probably because Australia is so far away, and because we are being distracted by Iran matters.

Tony G isn't ignoring it though:!/x/status/1214097320893014016

The saddest thing about these fires, raging all over the country, is that many have been set intentionally in copycat fashion. This is a nightmare that few consider, but could just as easily happen in the US:

What if a lot of psychos simultaneously set copycat fires during hot, dry conditions where they will easily spread? Firefighters would be overwhelmed and be unable to stop them.

A much smaller version of this happened in 1993 in Los Angeles, with various arson fires being set by copycats, including one about a mile from where I lived at the time in Riverside.

GL Australia