Twain Harte Fire Chief Todd Todd McNeil appears in a video shot at a recent community meeting, and he is very blunt with area residents about the cause of the Rim Fire.  He strongly suggests the wildfire was human caused, but he goes further than any other official has so far about the likely cause of one the biggest fires in recorded California history.

His specific comments about a cause can be heard at about the 6:10 mark in the following video.