Not much of a counter argument. Probably because you HAVE no counter argument. If you have a history of voting Republican Carol, you ARE responsible for the loss of those lives. The families, dogs, cats, horses, they died because of you. Of course it would take a bigger person to own up to this. Not something you see among Republicans, so your response really isn't surprising.
Now if you want what could be the culprit, I also was researching it. I have many friends in Colorado (a militia to be accurate), California and that area. Anyway, I won't give you one of the wacko conspiracy theories, kind of like global warming. These are fairly easy to spot too. Guys/gals in their 20s or 30s with cans of accelerants. No BBQ, why would they have it? Usually to start a fire, right? Get some dry leaves or wood and splash it around, then throw a few matches. The wind does the rest.
Btw, I wouldn't be too fast to blame Republicans, as anything the left does it says Republicans are doing it. Projection, remember the hag's playbook?