At least 31 people are dead and more than 200 missing. That is the latest from the state of California.
If you let the forest grow wild, a fire will begin. If most of the American west has accepted the idea that we must not control the forests, then the forests will burn.
This is not climate change. This is preservation of old growth forest so the spotted owl can have a nice old tree to enjoy.
Cut the trees down. Grow grass. A grass fire will not burn down an entire town.