Wildfires are very destruct and they can cause a lot of damage. Wildfires can very from size just like a tornado some and burn up to 600,000 acres of land. The California wildfires burned over the past 5 years almost 2 million acres of land.When I lived in California we lived right in front of mountains that some wild fires burned when I was a kid. In my old school we used to watch the firemen drive up to the Julian Mountains in California.