Residents in California and Oregon Describe ‘Apocalyptic’ Scenes Due to Wildfires

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As California continues to burn, millions are waking up to eerie skies, with scenes that could only be described as apocalyptic…

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Wildfires have been spreading rapidly, destroying anything in its path including people’s homes.

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Wiping out our well-loved landmarks, with others now covered in an orange-yellow light.

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By the end of last week, officials claimed that the fires had doubled in size, the worst being in the mountains to the south and east of San Francisco.

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This includes rocky terrain and non-accessible woodland areas that have been burning for days.

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University of California Santa Cruz has been affected as they are now one-mile off reaching the main campus in what has been described as “frightening speed.”

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Due to the intensity of the blazes, emergency services have issued warnings statewide, stressing the dangers of the situation.

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700 buildings have been completely destroyed and the blaze has also claimed the lives of 6 innocent civilians and injured 43 more.

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“They had to make some tough decisions on which houses they were able to protect,” he said.

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Firefighters from other states such as Oregon, New Mexico and Texas are rushing onto the scene with emergency equipment and extra bodies to help tackle the problem.

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With winds reaching approximately eighty miles an hour over the past two days, it is believed that they have aided the beastly fire in engulfing land at a quicker rate. Due to this reason, over 170,000 residents have been told to flee the area.

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Well, a record-breaking heatwave combined with a lightning storm of 11,000 strikes have resulted in the disastrous flames.

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As the temperature of the earth continues to rise, it is no secret that it has played a role in aiding the California fires.

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Right now, over 12,000 emergency service personnel have been deployed on the mission to get the fire under control and hopefully eradicate it before it causes more destruction.

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It has been reported that under half of the fire has actually been contained. Weather experts have claimed that winds are going to continue fanning the flames, which will only add more pressure to the people trying to regain control.

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Governor Gavin Newsom has recently asked for help from firefighters in Australia and Canada in order to get the fires under control.

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With residents of Oregon and California having to leave their houses and belongings behind in a bid to escape the flames.

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And officials warned that the death toll would most likely increase.

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“I guess we don’t do dawn anymore in California,” said resident, Andrew Leonard, who has a newsletter devoted to globalization and Sichuan food.

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In Northern California as the sky got increasingly darker as the day went on.

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“These smoke particles scatter blue light & only allow yellow-orange-red light to reach the surface, causing skies to look orange. If smoke becomes too thick in a certain area, most of the light will be scattered & absorbed before reaching the surface, which may cause dark skies.”

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“People really don’t know what to do right now,” she wrote. “Everyone on the Embarcadero is stopping to record the sky and chit chatting in a way I haven’t seen since pre-pandemic.”

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“How it feels, it’s just the vulnerability of it,” said Nathan Landers, who lives in Oakland and works for an energy efficiency company. “You have all this information–fire maps online, constant updates on social media. You can get all this information, but there’s nothing you can do about it.”

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And fire season isn’t over yet, we still have 2 months left.

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Keep scrolling for some more positive news about the bushfires in New South Wales…

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