In Eastern Oregon, lightning, not people, is the source of most wildfires

The Granite Gulch fire in the Eagle Cap Wilderness on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in 2019.

Noel Livingston and Joel McCraw ponder the coming fire season with not a small amount of dread.

In this sense the two share something in common with people across Oregon, and indeed across the West, whose task it is to deal with wildfires.