One way to get zoning, proactive property protection or something equivalent-
Custer County, Idaho and other rural counties are not of a mind to regulate housing development. It is a matter of philosophy or ideology.
This philosophy is not without public costs, however; and this might send them a message about letting people or developers build in the fire zone to do just what they want and then expect the U. S. government to protect them for free.
Story in the Challis Messinger. Feds might start billing county for wildfire structure protection. By Todd Adams.