Terrifying images have shown the sheer scale of the fires currently tearing across our country…
For over a month now, wildfires have been burning across the west, plunging California and other nearby states into crises.
And, sadly, the fires are showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
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.
And more than 2 million acres have burned in California this year alone.
Giving us a perfect, yet harrowing insight into the magnitude of these fires.
And they are nothing like we have ever seen before.
The skies of America have turned blood red.
And it is making many of us ask the question – how on earth has this been allowed to happen?!
While some of these fires were started as a result of natural causes, the majority are sadly man-made.
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.
Which became so bad that it could even be seen from satellites in space.
California Governor, Gavin Newsom, was forced on Sunday to declare a state of emergency in 5 counties.
Like driving a car that sends soot into dry vegetation, as was the case with the Apple Fire in Southern California this year.
Which may spark and ignite fires in remote – and highly flammable – areas.
And, as the days roll by, more and more photos from the blazes have been emerging from panicked residents across the country.
Giving the state an eerie, post-apocalyptical aesthetic.
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.
Instead, it’s the result of a phenomenon known as “Rayleigh scattering”, which is caused by smoke particles from the wildfires, IFL Science reported.
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…