And that was written by someone who wants to spread FUD in the media. We've had decades of failure to clean up the forest undergrowth which is what fuels these fires. Historically, forest fires have swept large areas of forests, but that was before the population exploded. Now, the "green" movement has prevented fires from doing the housecleaning and we have runaway burns and no infrastructure to handle them on this scale.
Remember the fires of last year? Where the area under power lines were prime places for fires to both start and to travel. That is particularly true in California. The lesson was NOT learned.
Controlled burns are a possible solution but that means government/private groups need to start managing the fuel load. I'm not reading about any effort to do that, perhaps because the people who would do it are too busy fighting the current fires.
Then we add the arson sources, which I believe are causing a large part of these fires... Shoot, Shovel and Shut Up.
The MSM reports are, IMO, biased toward helping keep the population scared and uninformed. Beware of what you are being told by your news sources.