VIDEO: Close to 200 Arizona firefighters are working the lines of one of the most destructive fires California has ever seen. The Thomas Fire has burned more than 270,000 acres (nearly 422 square miles) over the past two weeks and has destroyed more than 700 homes. (For perspective, the Phoenix area is 512 square miles; Tucson is almost 227 square miles.) Daisy Mountain firefighter and paramedic Jay Walter has been in California since the fire broke out. He has become part of the incident management team and took some incredible video and pictures over the weekend when wind once again kicked the fire into high gear. Walter spoke with Arizona’s Family via Skype Monday afternoon.