The raging California wildfires were started by humans, Robert Baird, the Director of Fire and Aviation Management for the U.S. Forrest Service, said on Fox News Friday.
“When you have human caused fires which these all are, they’re not related to lighting or anything, then the wind whips up the fires and makes them very difficult to contain, and that causes a challenge for us on the ground,” Baird said during an interview on “America’s Newsroom.”
Baird then back pedaled his answer.
Host Bill Hemmer asked Baird for clarification on whether the fires were started intentionally.
“However they were started, accidentally is often the situation, but that’s being dealt with by law enforcement,” Baird said.
“I’m focused on getting containment,” he added. “We are focused on life and safety and protection of the public. Law enforcement is coming in to determine what the cause and origin of these fires were.”
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