The cause of the destructive wildfires is Colorado Springs, Colorado has not yet been determined, but what is known is that the fires have killed two people and destroyed more than 500 homes.
“One thing that my investigators have given me the authority to state is that they have all, but ruled out natural causes as the cause of this fire,” Sheriff Terry Maketa recently told The Gazette. “I can’t really go any further on that, but I can say we are pretty confident it was not, for instance, a lightning strike.”
"Terror funding expert" and head of the American Center for Democracy (ACD) Rachel Ehrenfeld recently suggested that terrorists may be behind the wildfires.
“Bill Scott, who’s a senior fellow at ACD, warned about such a scenario last July, speaking at the ACD-EWI Economic Threats briefing on Capital Hill,” Ehrenfeld wrote on the ACD website.
“He noted that in spring 2012, al-Qaeda's English-language online magazine, Inspire, published an article called ‘It Is of Your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb,’ which featured instructions on how to build an incendiary bomb to light forests on fire.”
“While many of the fires that have scorched millions of acres and destroyed thousands of homes in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and other states have been identified as arson, none has been publicly attributed to criminal or terrorist groups, despite the presence of Mexican gangs and [a] large number of other illegals in our Western states,” she wrote.
However, not everyone is completely convinced by that theory.
“We don’t have any hard evidence that any wildfires in the U.S. were started by terrorists in recent years,” Don Smurthwaite, a Bureau of Land Management spokesman, told Mother Jones. “But is it a possibility? Certainly.”
The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) also reported that Inspire included pictures, diagrams and instructions on how to start fires (video below).
However, CBN noted that Inspire claimed Montana was America's most fire-friendly state for terrorism because of its large number of citizens living near forests.
Neither CBN or American Center for Democracy suggested that global warming was responsible for the rash of fires.