In all fairness, the mention of “no logging” in the context of dry southern California chaparral is inappropriate.
100% of the area burned in the Thomas Fire is NOT logging country and never was. It’s chaparral/grass/oak. They simply don’t log in these places. So we can’t blame the fires on heavy logging restrictions at all. Maybe in Oregon/Wash/N Calif, but not in S Calif.
So I think the article is a bit overboard.
The true culprit is that there haven’t been fires in these areas for many years, so there was lots of dry fuel. Are people to blame for preventing fires? I’m sure there were many times in history when sections of the Thomas Fire had spans of 50-100 years without burning. The only cause of fire would have been lightening (in the absence of man)