Currently, more than 15 wildfires are raging across Northern California. According to US authorities, the fires have burned over 1,500 homes and businesses and killed at least 10 people. Worryingly enough, that number expected to grow.
Some of the worst wildfires in California’s history
More than 100 people are being treated in local hospitals for fire-related injuries and smoke inhalation. This year’s wildfires are immense. Could be these are some of the biggest in the state’s history. Images showing the devastation have been all over the social media since the fires began.
Photos below illustrate the horrifying scale of the wildfires as they moved across California wine country the previous days. The destruction they left in their wake ws monumental.
An eerie Disneyland
Meanwhile, in Anaheim, photos have emerged showing visitors at Disneyland. People are literally bathed in an eerie orange glow as nearby fires began to take hold. However, the park remained open whilst nearby residents were evacuated from their homes.
Disneyland, though safe from the blaze, looks otherworldly when lit by the devastating wildfires.
Visitors reported ash dropping on the theme park as they walked around it.
“The sky makes me feel like I’m on another planet,” one visitor wrote. The comment was followed by a picture of the sky above one of the attractions.
Disneyland posted to Twitter: “Due to wind conditions continuing into this evening, ‘Remember… Dreams Come True’ fireworks has been cancelled.”
Authorities still try to put fires under control
The LA Times reported that nearly 5,000 homes were evacuated as the fire spread. Residents are unlikely to be able to return home on Tuesday, as the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection struggle to bring the blaze under control.