15090216 story Can Solar Storms Cause Wildfires? 87 Posted by timothy on Thursday August 12, 2010 @05:50PM from the only-the-sun-can-prevent-wildfires dept. astroengine writes "In the wake of recent solar activity, some space cadets were very quick to point out a causal link between geomagnetic storms and the wildfires currently ravaging the landscape surrounding Moscow. Of course, this is patently false. But is there a scenario when the onset of a solar storm could have secondary effects, sparking fires in already arid regions? Possibly. What's more, it already happened, 150 years ago."