6+ months of way above average rain here. We finally started to have our usual Okie drought after lots of rain...ground surface died up...but unlike the past the ponds were full, lakes full and there was moisture in the ground. Then it rained and unlike the past instead of 1/4 inch or less (when there was a genuine drought going) it rained 1-3 inches depending on where you were.
That quickly dried up (surface of ground) and now we have 3 days of heavy rain predicted.
The thing is the more vegetation you have the greater the fire danger is. Down here its grass and cedar trees that are full of oil. In California its Eucalyptus trees that can be pretty tall and they actually explode sometimes sending sparks in all directions...carried along by winds created by the fire.
I accidentally started a field grass fire on one of our farms about 1999 and it was spooky to watch the fire create its own winds down a small creek bed that had trees in it...luckily once out of the creek bed (dry of course at the time) there was only grass to burn.
I won idiot of the year in Oklahoma and was a finalist in the USA and World Idiot championships also.