California Fire Map:
Size Comparison by City
It is so hard to understand how large the California fires are. The news to date reports over 170,000 acres and growing daily. How big is 170,000 acres really? Really, it’s 265 square miles. Can you begin to imagine how large of an area that is? Well, we couldn’t, and since we’re architects by trade we tried to put it in terms we could understand. We researched the California fire maps and overlaid their area footprints on top of large cities. What we found was that the magnitude of these fires is overwhelming. Our prayers are with California.