First of all the fires were started on purpose and second the environmentalist succeeded in banning an age old practice of creating fire safety areas. Those areas where the burning material was burned in a controlled manner do not exist and forest fires can spread freely. A further proof that environmentalist are idealists that have no clue of how to protect the nature.
"Authorities in Australia have arrested close to 200 people for deliberately starting the bushfires that have devastated the country, yet the media and celebrities continue to blame “climate change” for the disaster.
The fires have caused at least 18 deaths, destroyed thousands of homes, millions of hectares of land and killed hundreds of millions of animals."