We know a few things about wild fires.
1) The American forests have largely evolved to have regular, low level, fires. Suppressing them has led to more high level and damaging fires. The solution is to let them burn more often.
2) We know the Abos used fire to manage the terrain. Extensively in fact.
3) Oz bush fires are happening a lot.
So, the question, are they happening enough? That is, are we seeing the Septic problem in Oz, not enough fires often enough, therefore they’re more damaging when they occur?