The paper is highly dense and I recommend taking a look at it if you're interested (link at the bottom of this post). However, the authors provide us with a list of options when it comes to dealing with forest fires which are:
- Managing wildfires (including allowing them to burn to produce ecological benefits while protecting lives and structures.
- Full suppression of wildfires.
- A combination of the two above; since 2009 in the USA, some fires are simultaneously managed for suppression and ecological objectives.
- Prescribed fire.
- Other fuel manipulations.
Like I said, check it out!