Fires must be the worst natural disaster.
Fire vs Tornado. Neh. Even if you see a tornado, tornadoes bounce around and can totally miss your house. Not so with fire.
Fire vs Hurricane. No contest. Hurricanes automatically slow down when they hit land. It seems like you have to wait weeks before a fire will stop.
Fire vs Earthquake. Hm. Well, equally destructive, but at least with an earthquake you stand some chance of not being right at the epicenter. Do fires burn less at the edges? I don't think so.
Fire vs Tsunami. They say drowning to death is actually kind of peaceful.
Can you tell I'm afraid of fire?