This is not surprising:
The FBI alerted law enforcement agencies last month that an al-Qaeda terrorist now in detention had talked of masterminding a plot to set a series of devastating forest fires around the western United
…The Republic reported that the detainee, who was not identified, said the plan involved three or four people setting wildfires using timed devices in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming that would detonate in forests and grasslands after the operatives had left the country.
Sadly, terrorists wouldn’t even have to leave the country to avoid capture – assuming they had just a little common sense. Executing this plan is so easy, and would be so devastating, that I’m surprised that we haven’t seen it happening on a much larger scale. You’d think that terrorists would love an operation that could be accomplished without planning, training, specialized equipment, or significant risk.