American Skies Turn Blood Red as Wildfires Continue to Burn | 22 Words

Terrifying images have shown the sheer scale of the fires currently tearing across our country...

America is on fire.

For over a month now, wildfires have been burning across the west, plunging California and other nearby states into crises.

It is a truly terrifying time...

And, sadly, the fires are showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

Things are getting out of hand.

CNN reported that there are currently forty large fires burning across California, Oregon, and Washington after extreme heat and high winds spurred on the flames.

Thousands of residents have been evacuated.

And more than 2 million acres have burned in California this year alone.

As time trickles on, more and more photos have been emerging from these dismayed areas...

Giving us a perfect, yet harrowing insight into the magnitude of these fires.

But now, a series of photos have been circulating online...

And they are nothing like we have ever seen before.

Like something straight out of a horror movie...

The skies of America have turned blood red.

Understandably, people have been left incredibly alarmed by the photos...

And it is making many of us ask the question - how on earth has this been allowed to happen?!

Well, as you may have guessed, we mainly have ourselves to blame.

While some of these fires were started as a result of natural causes, the majority are sadly man-made.

For example...

The El Dorado Fire, which has grown to more than 10,000 acres, was ignited when a family used a “pyrotechnic device" for a flamboyant gender reveal.

Over six-hundred firefighters were called to tackle the blaze...

Which became so bad that it could even be seen from satellites in space.

And, as a result of the blaze...

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, was forced on Sunday to declare a state of emergency in 5 counties.

Many other fires have been caused by mundane human actions...

Like driving a car that sends soot into dry vegetation, as was the case with the Apple Fire in Southern California this year.

Others have been caused by power transmission lines or other pieces of utility equipment...

Which may spark and ignite fires in remote - and highly flammable - areas.

It's a truly dire situation.

And, as the days roll by, more and more photos from the blazes have been emerging from panicked residents across the country.

The fires have engulfed California's skies into a murky orange hue...

Giving the state an eerie, post-apocalyptical aesthetic.

But now, images have been surfacing from Oregon...

And they show a blood-red sky in the middle of the afternoon.

It doesn't even look real

And many of these images were captured long before sunset, with the eerie skies visible in full daylight hours.

But, remarkably, the color isn't actually caused by the flames.

Instead, it’s the result of a phenomenon known as "Rayleigh scattering", which is caused by smoke particles from the wildfires, IFL Science reported.

But, nevertheless, these images are simply harrowing...

And we can only hope that the residents effected will get the relief they so deserve soon. For more on the gender reveal party that triggered one of the largest blazes, keep scrolling...