I am not in the fray here kids, just an unusual tail regarding backpacker caused fires.
A few summers back there was a fairly major fire on Lake Chelan, WA. Hiker started it while trying to be more ecologically responsible. They started the fire by burning their used toilet paper, a crappy way to cause a disaster. Dumb comes in all groups.
Yeah, prescribed burns also occasionally either get out of control, or re-ignite after people think they're extinguished. Stuff happens.
That's one reason to be forgiving when someone trying to be responsible does by accident start a fire.
Most regular backpackers have the experience of either seeing poorly tended fires, or of "interesting" stove incidents. Kinda odd to see someone claim not to have run into this, and not to have been aware that campfires by all types of users are a common cause of wildfires, but then the web can be an odd place. Particularly when people are pursuing political agendas not direclty tied to outdoor experience.