Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) thinks that the some of the massive wildfires in Arizona are the fault of illegal immigrants.

“We are concerned about, particularly, areas down on the border where there is substantial evidence that some of these fires are caused by people who have crossed our border illegally,” the former Republican presidential candidate said at a press conference Saturday. “They have set fires because the want to signal others. They have set fires to keep warm and they have set fires in order to divert law enforcement agents and agencies from them.”

“The answer to that part of the problem is to get a secure border,” he added.

Watch this video from CNN, broadcast June 19, 2011.

[H/T: CNN]