12.3 Chapter: The Attack by Fire 12.3 Translation: There is a proper season for making attacks with fire, and special days for starting a conflagration. CommentaryFires cause great fear as they destroy life and possessions and are difficult to control. When everything is wet, fires are difficult to start unless the thing to be fired is sheltered, such as arsenals. When fires are to be started should be chosen carefully. Strategic plans should also be taken into account, using fire as a part of an overall campaign.