The problem is the human-wild land interface. Too many people are building directly adjacent from heavily wooded areas. There needs to be more emphasis on zoning laws. Also, many do not realize that terror groups have found such areas to be easy targets. A simple fire intentionally set in a remote area is relatively easy to do. The result is a huge drain on government resources, damage to homes, destruction of wildlife, and in some instances, death. We must learn to better plan for, prepare, and mitigate these fires. Leading indicators such as dry seasons, over growth, zoning laws, and technological advances in wild land fire fighting will help to reduce the effects of such incidents.