So while we were on the subject of forest fires, I asked him if he had heard about the fires currently burning in California. He said that he had.
I told him that I knew how one of the fires started. He said, "You do? How?"
I said "A squirrel started it."
He said "What? Did he fart or something??"
(A squirrel really did start one of the fires- he fried himself on electrical wires and then fell onto the ground, lighting the dry grass on fire around his charred little body.)