As the terrifying California wildfires rage on, some extra heroes have arrived to help.
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.
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.
via: GettyCNN 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.
via: GettyAnd 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.
California burning down #CaliforniaFires https://t.co/7tqKtWWWna— Sawyer (@Sawyer)1599720235.0
But now, a series of photos have been circulating online...
And they are nothing like we have ever seen before.
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...
via: GettyThe 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?!
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.
via: GettyWhile some of these fires were started as a result of natural causes, the majority are sadly man-made.
via: GettyThe 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...
via: GettyWhich 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 to declare a state of emergency in 5 counties.
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...
via: GettyLike 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...
via: GettyWhich may spark and ignite fires in remote - and highly flammable - areas.
It's a truly dire situation.
via: GettyAnd, 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...
via: GettyGiving the state an eerie, post-apocalyptical aesthetic.
Many are battling hard to stop the fires.Which is a truly horrific task.
Numbers were low.
So the National Interagency Fire Center put out a plea for more.
#NationalFireNews: Fire personnel requested from Canada & U.S. Military to assist with wildfires in CA & OR, along… https://t.co/l7soMUpXUr— National Interagency Fire Center (@National Interagency Fire Center)1600911794.0
5 teams have arrived so far.
They're now mobilized and ready to begin the fight.
"Fires do not have borders, fires do not have different languages and cultures. In the end we all speak the same la… https://t.co/fpI0VVrXTu— USFS Fire-California (@USFS Fire-California)1600913918.0
"Fires do not have borders, fires do not have different languages and cultures."
"In the end, we all speak the same language when it comes to fighting fire." Want to learn more about the gender reveal party partly to blame? Scroll on...
Deputy Regional Forester of the Pacific Southwest Region of the @forestservice, Tony Scardina, ”We’re proud to have… https://t.co/EDP0DUipv8— USFS Fire-California (@USFS Fire-California)1600926211.0