Can Solar Storms Cause Wildfires?

There's theories flying around indicating the recent solar storms may be responsible for the Russian wildfires. This is incorrect, but there are situations when intense solar activity could spark a fire or two.

Published On 08/12/2010
5:44 AM EDT
WATCH VIDEO: A solar eruption sends a wave of plasma hurtling towards Earth on August 1st, 2010. The event was captured by NASA satellites
Movie poster from the Nicolas Cage doomsday movie "Knowing." And no, a flare or CME can't char-broil the Earth.