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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...
Family member flying out of California this evening just sent along these photos from the flight. She said passenge… https://t.co/jF7aap3Pqu— Oliver Darcy (@Oliver Darcy)1599443672.0
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...
California burning down #CaliforniaFires https://t.co/7tqKtWWWna— Sawyer (@Sawyer)1599720235.0
But now, a series of photos have been circulating online...
It is like I am living in a Snapchat filter #CaliforniaFires #staysafebayarea https://t.co/JMzkBFkVPI— vishnu (@vishnu)1599713271.0
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...
Anyone else totally haunted by the red sky pictures?— andrew (@andrew)1599747682.0
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...
El Dorado Fire is now well established, going to be a long week https://t.co/WMN970nbtB— Ryan Vaccaro (@Ryan Vaccaro)1599331174.0
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...
This photo was taken yesterday by @reddit user RavenRosie in Sublimity, OR. I don't think humans are psychological… https://t.co/kujR24Y4um— Prof. Paul Byrne (@Prof. Paul Byrne)1599664162.0
But, remarkably, the color isn't actually caused by the flames.
@UglyBoyJ2 This is what it looked like in Albany yesterday morning. Red sky’s. https://t.co/51zC2zCDwr— Debby (@Debby)1599644752.0