I read most of the forests subject these fires out west are owned by the federal government. So if they are not being managed as well as they should be to help prevent this kind of thing, its mostly on the Federal Government.
Infrastructure in this country as a whole is in bad shape. It takes money to keep things up and apparently there is not enough of it to address the problem that way to whatever extent is even possible. To a large extent infrastructure and natural resource management has been a low priority of late. It’s one clear and undeniable aspect of a nation in decline and not as great as it should be.
Denial of the science behind global warming is probably the biggest problem. Sorry, but systematic rejection of science on a whim whenever it is convenient is a huge problem and the large and seemingly increasing impact of it in recent years has affected us all already in one way or another for example via pandemic, hurricanes, wildfires, etc .
Dunning-Kruger? Can be very deadly....... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect