It's always more complex than it appears. Here's an article, opinion, on the Santa Rosa fire, and the ecology of the area -- There was a fire that followed the same path in 1964, and it could have been a warning. Will people take the warning this time and not rebuild in the fire tunnel? Or will they ignore it again, because -- money?
Find it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/santa-rosa-ignored-natures-warning/2017/10/18/54240560-b425-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html?utm_term=.2e893675d5ba