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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Wildfires are becoming an increasing menace in western United States, with Southern California being the hardest hit area
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Q: Wildfires only happen if humans cause wood to catch on fire after barbecues and so on.

In the part, saying "wood to catch on fire "
Could it be easily exchanged with "Wood[will] catch on fire"
if it was normal sentence ?
A: No, the verb "cause" doesn't make sense without a "to".
However, "if humans make wood catch on fire" means the same thing, but I think "cause" is better for an informative tone.

If you were asking about changing the sentence to passive voice, that would be something like "...if wood catches on fire due to human activies such as barbecues."
Q: ​‎​‎I thought that
Wildfires only happen if humans caused the wood to catch on fire.after barbecues and so on.

Wildfires only happen if humans caused the wood to catch on fire.after barbecues and so on.“

That's what I thought before up to this moment.
But , going onto the internet
It's not true. does this sound natural?
A: × Wildfires only happen if humans caused the wood to catch on fire.after barbecues and so on.
Wildfires only happen if humans cause wood to catch on fire after barbecues and so on.

× “Wildfires only happen if humans caused the wood to catch on fire.after barbecues and so on.
Wildfires only happen if humans cause wood to catch on fire after barbecues and so on.

× That's what I thought before up to this moment.
✓ That's what I thought up to this moment.

× But , going onto the internet
✓ But, looking it up on the internet,

× It's not true.
✓ It turns out it wasn't true.

Q: ​‎I thought that
Wildfires only happen if human caused it by woods catch burnt ember
after barbecue and so on. does this sound natural?
A: ​‎I thought that
Wildfires only happen if humans caused the wood to catch on fire.after barbecues and so on.
Q: Wildfires can travel up to 14 miles (about 22 km) an hour and consume trees, homes, animals and even humans at rapid speeds. does this sound natural?
A: Travel ‘up to’ 14 miles. Up and to go together here. Up to 14 miles an hour means that the maximum speed of wild fires is 14 miles/hr.
Q: Wildfires are a natural part of a forest. They spread quickly and burn trees, bush, and animal homes. They sometimes last for days and weeks. does this sound natural?
A: Bushes and the habitats that animals live in*

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