The massive Rim Fire in and around Yosemite was “human-caused” and quite possibly by marijuana growers, say a fire chief.
We don’t know the exact cause,” said Todd McNeal, fire chief in Twain Harte, a town that has been in the path of the flames. But he told a community meeting that it was “highly suspect that there might have been some sort of illicit grove, a marijuana grow type thing.”
“We know it’s human caused. There was no lightning in the area.”