ldfires have scorched nearly 20,000 acres in San Diego County, nearly double the last assessment, officials announced Friday afternoon.Eleven brush fires in the area have burned 19,826 acres since they first started on Tuesday, San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob said. The fires prompted thousands of evacuation orders, a massive firefighting response involving agencies from throughout Southern California and an emergency declaration by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Southern California wildfires double in size to 20,000 acres*-*Los Angeles Times