The wildfire that took the lives of 19 firefighters in Arizona Sunday, making it the deadliest in U.S. history for wildfires involving firefighters within the last 30 years, is being blamed by some on climate change.

Some Blame Arizona Wildfire on Climate Change Global Warming

Flames top a ridge as the Yarnell Hill Fire moves towards Peeples Valley, Arizona on Sunday, June 30, 2013. (Photo: AP/The Arizona Republic, Tom Story)

Earlier this month, the wildfires raging in Colorado were also blamed on conditions some some say were due to a warming climate. Phil Plait for Slate wrote, “these conditions are precisely what is expected from a warming planet; changing and more extreme weather patterns bringing droughts to some areas and torrential rain and flooding to others.”

Some on Twitter have begun linking the extreme heat in Arizona to fueling the recent wildfires as well. Here’s a look at a few such tweets:

19 fire-fighters perish in #Arizonafires This is a terrible tragedy. We need to take #extremeweather #climatechange really seriously!
Some Blame Arizona Wildfire on Climate Change Global Warming
@Lynestel
Lyn Bender
#climatechange is a killer. 19 US fire fighters killed in Arizona. #auspol We must protect the planet. http://t.co/rgceapsq4m
Some Blame Arizona Wildfire on Climate Change Global Warming
@Jackthelad1947
John Pratt
Wow 19 firefighters die battling fire in Yarnell, AZ. That's another tragedy of global warming
Some Blame Arizona Wildfire on Climate Change Global Warming
@Steffikeith
Stephanie Keith
I understand that no single fire, storm, etc. can be blamed purely on global warming. But the trend is clear--and lethal. #climatecrimes
Some Blame Arizona Wildfire on Climate Change Global Warming
@revfredsmall
Rev. Fred Small
19 firefighters die today in fire in horrible heat in Arizona, and floods continue..show me where in the bible Jesus says no global warming.
Some Blame Arizona Wildfire on Climate Change Global Warming
@jeryseltzer
jerry seltzer
Global Warming Is real... http://t.co/IvB47xXJjx 19 firefighters killed-evacuation-center-set-up-at-yavapai-college
Some Blame Arizona Wildfire on Climate Change Global Warming
@LyyricFei
Cheryl Ennis
19 firefighters killed http://t.co/igi22d84Gm How many heroes like this we need to lost for understand that it´s the GLOBAL WARMING
Some Blame Arizona Wildfire on Climate Change Global Warming
@alsemor1959
Alvaro Sevilla
Tragedy strikes.In my perspective, so does Global Warming."19 FIREFIGHTERS DEAD IN AZ."#UniteBlue http://t.co/VMDpfTQJtQ
Some Blame Arizona Wildfire on Climate Change Global Warming
@IrishinNOLA
Terrence
19 killed in Arizona fire. 500 homes destroyed. http://t.co/ssSWSLhBAz #climatechange
Some Blame Arizona Wildfire on Climate Change Global Warming
@NewLightIn
Miron-ClimateWebAct
When firefighters die fighting wildfires in Arizona, it's a direct human cost of global warming & pathological affluence.
Some Blame Arizona Wildfire on Climate Change Global Warming
@DrJaneChi
Jane Doe, MD
Climate denier troll talking points: 1. "The planet hasn't warmed for 15 years." 2. "Envir regs cause fires by banning brush clearing."
Some Blame Arizona Wildfire on Climate Change Global Warming
@DrJaneChi
Jane Doe, MD
Here's @ connecting the 19 firefighter deaths to global warming. http://t.co/cfk0tskeWl via @
Some Blame Arizona Wildfire on Climate Change Global Warming
@DrJaneChi
Jane Doe, MD

Mother Jones also calls attention to the recent forest fires and deaths on its page discussing the influence of climate change on forest fires.

According to the Associated Press, lightning has been blamed for sparking the flame that spread to at least 2,000 acres while the state was in triple-digit temperatures. About 200 homes have been destroyed in the town of Yarnell, 85 miles northwest of Phoenix.

Some Blame Arizona Wildfire on Climate Change Global Warming

A wildfire burns homes in Yarnell, Ariz. on Sunday, June 30, 2013. An Arizona fire chief says the wildfire that killed 19 members of his crew near the town was moving fast and fueled by hot, dry conditions. The fire started with a lightning strike on Friday and spread to 2,000 acres on Sunday amid triple-digit temperatures. (Photo: AP/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)

Last year after Colorado’s wildfires that burned more than 18,000 acres, LiveScience reported, as many scientists have, that linking specific extreme events to climate change isn’t possible.

“You can’t say it’s climate change just because it’s an extreme condition,” Colorado state climatologist Nolan Doesken told LiveScience, which also noted the similarities in weather conditions and fires in Colorado in both the springs of 2012 and 1910 as examples.

LiveScience did report that predictions of global warming would create a climate in some areas of the country that were drier and therefore more likely to have conditions ripe for forest fires.

Last week, President Barack Obama said “we need to act” against climate change in his announcement of regulations for power plants that would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

“Decades of carefully reviewed science tells us our planet is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on the world we leave to our children,” Obama said in his weekly address. “Already, we know that the 12 warmest years in recorded history have all come in the last 15, and that last year was the warmest in American history.”

“We will be judged – as a people, as a society, and as a country – on where we go from here,” he continued later. “The plan I have put forward to reduce carbon pollution and protect our country from the effects of climate change is the path we need to take. And if we remember what’s at stake – the world we leave to our children – I’m convinced that this is a challenge that we will meet.”

(H/T: Twitchy)