There's never a bad time to spread fire panic.
if we have a dry hot summer, they say it's a drought, a dry tinder box ready to ignite at the slightest chipotle spicy fart.
if we have a wet winter, by So Cal exagerated standards that's 10 days of rain, they say that the rain will cause the shrubs and grasses to grow, making them a tinder box ready to ignite at the slightest chipotle spicy fart.
if lightning causes a fire, then it's organic, and natural and should let the forest/nature manage its own burn lifecycle, so that the manzanita berries can roast and release the seeds.
if an arsonist or dumb kids cause a fire, then all hikers and backpackers are not allowed a stove in the wilderness EVER, and denied access to the burn zone for a year or two. We always need a memorial plaque and name a highway after someone.
if the forest service and fire dept professionals do a controlled burn in the winter, and the fire gets out of control, and burns a forest, causes a few 100s millions of damage, roasts wildlife, pollutes the air quality... no one gets fired, no one is accountable. there is no report on ecological damage, backpackers are still not allowed to carry a stove and the burned area is closed off for rehabilitation for a few years.
I have a solution.
Dig a pipeline trench from the ocean up to the mountain ridges. With the design of hydrolic'ing, start with a 4 ft diameter pipe at sea level, and keep going smaller till it gets to be a garden hose at altitude. This eliminates the need for an uphill pump. The motion of the ocean will jet the pressure uphill to fill with sea water a plastic reservoir carefully hidden from disturbing a panorama.
when we get a fire happening, either manual, remote control, or some automatic fire sensor will open the spigot on the reservoir and soak the hillside.
Sure, nothing is perfect. You'll get salt water and jelly fish and sardine in the pipeline, and the mountain will smell fishy for a week, but the alternative is a forest fire that is 30% contained for 3 weeks. The squirrels and hawks will eat the fish. The rain will wash the sea salt, which is not that big of a deal because coastal mountains get daily salty sea mist, it's not going to affect the pH level that much, not as bad as a blazing fire with roasted owls, deer and squirrels.