I just ran the latest numbers on the total acreage of active wildfires in California as reported this morning on http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/5/0/.
Here's what I came up with:
There are a total of 170,469 acres of active wildfires burning this morning in California. That converts to 266 square miles.
To put it in perspective, visualize a band of fire, one third of a mile wide, burning along Interstate 5 from Mexican border, 800 miles north through California to the Oregon state line. That 800 mile long band of fire, with a width 5.86 football fields placed end to end would represent the total acreage of active wildfires in California this morning.