What is it with people?
If you are so clueless and irresponsible that you start a forest fire, you aren't an outdoorsman -- you are a spoiled child playing with matches.
This year I have encountered three unattended campfires while hiking. My approach is to put these fires out on the spot, hopefully using water the idiots brought and hopefully purified at great effort and expense.
I just don't get it. We need to bring smoky the bear back. He needs to be out there mauling people who do things like this.