The only significant fire, which caused awful damage and loss of dozens of homes, was, as is the case for at least 50% of fires, deliberately lit by some arsehole human.
This asinine letter - written by Andrew Bray of Ballarat, who obviously believes himself to be awfully, awfully clever - appears in today's Age newspaper:
Named and shamed
"I'M NOT sure whether I'm permitted to collect the $100,000 reward for "the firebugs responsible for the loss of 30 homes". While I know who one of them is, I don't know where he lives. I'm keen to see him put away as I know he plans to keep doing it.
The reason the bush burned so fiercely and uncontrollably was because it was tinder dry from many years of above-average temperature and historically low rainfall. These conditions, which will only increase in coming years, will ensure that fires continue to threaten life and property, regardless of whether they are lit by people or nature. The bloke you're after is global warming."
Idiot! Idiot! Idiot!