More than 200,000 people have been forced to evacuate fires in Southern California. Since Tuesday, four separate fires have consumed 116,000 acres. The largest, the Thomas fire, covers 96,000 acres and is the size of Denver, Colorado. As of today, it is only 5% contained. Fanned by Santa Ana winds of 60-70 mph, the fires spread 31,000 acres in 9 hours – one acre a second.