What do the lightening and muck fires symbolize?

in the  novel tangerine written by edward bloor


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The lightening and the muck fires are intertwined as a warning to the people about their neglect and mistreatment of nature. Mother Nature has a mind of her own, and when we abuse nature it always comes back with its own reaction to our actions. The muckfires are natures response to a loss of trees (they've been cut down), and the trees are no longer there to attract the lightening..... the lesson..... don't mess with Mother Nature.