These images show just how intense the devastating California fires really are

At least four major wildfires are burning out of control in the Los Angeles area, forcing nearly 200,000 people to flee their homes.Authorities feared the fires would be whipped up by the region’s notorious westward Santa Ana winds that could reach hurricane strength.The fires, which broke out on Monday and Tuesday, have reached into the wealthy enclave of Bel-Air on Los Angeles’ West Side while creating traffic nightmares in the densely populated area.WATCH: Frantic man stops on highway, rescues wild rabbit from flames

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