The latest hysteria from the press is to claim that the forest fires in the west are unprecedented. (The most newsworthy one is about three miles from my house.)
Forest fires happen. They are an essential part of the forest cycle. The fires so far this year have been quite small compared to many in the past, like one which burned most of northwestern Colorado in 1898.
People making historical climate scare claims almost invariably have done no actual research into the historical record. Just the usual bunch of lazy scumbags.