Sometimes even the best tools are no good against Nature.
This is personal. I know and love many of the locations that are being menaced or destroyed by these brushfires.
News reports showed the town of Pink being wiped out. Pink isn't really a town; more of a settled area between Norman and Shawnee. Back in the '70s, Pink had one notable and unexpected drawing card: an excellent Mexican restaurant with a live mariachi band. I often enjoyed that place when I lived in Norman. Presumably it's long since closed.
As I've argued before,
NASA's new mission should be weather control. Breaking up a persistent jet-stream pattern could save more lives and property than any amount of preparedness and emergency operations.