After wildfires continue to destroy parts of Oregon, pictures flood in on Twitter, showcasing an apocalyptic red sky.
A wildfire in Santiam Canyon, near Salem, sent smoke into the Willamette Valley on Monday. The result has been an eerie red and orange sky.
“On Tuesday morning, Salem residents woke to dark orange and red skies,” The Salem Reporter wrote.
The Oregonian also reported that the Santiam Fire, previously known as the Beachie Creek fire, had a zero percent containment as of yesterday night.
In addition, Governor Kate Brown declared a wildfire emergency, and evacuations were ordered for areas throughout the state.
“Almost every year since becoming Governor, I’ve witnessed historic wildfire seasons,” said Brown in a press release.
“This past weekend, we experienced significant wind that is fueling wildfires with devastating consequences across Oregon, on top of a dire pandemic,” the press release continued. “For people and families in the evacuation areas, please listen to local calls to evacuate as needed — these lifesaving measures can protect the lives of you and your loved ones, as well as our firefighters.”
Red Sky in Midday Oregon
Some of the tweets even report hot ash and embers falling from the sky.
The wildfires in Oregon have already scorched more than 230,000 acres combined. As a result, the air quality for the Beaver State is listed as “unhealthy for sensitive groups”.
Oregon is just one of many states battling wildfires, while California is suffering the worst.
Similarly, one Twitter user named Gabriela captured her plane ride into the LAX airport on Sunday. Thick clouds of smoke blocked the line of sight for many onboard passengers, while the California wildfires continue to devastate the Golden State.
The wildfires are due to intense heat, high winds, and lightning strikes. However, some of the fires were started by humans.