Temperatures in parts of California are soaring above 100 degrees, setting records in some cities that have never experienced temperatures at or above 120 degrees. To make matters worse, the state hasn't received enough rainfall this year in the northern part of the state.
One horrifying video from Mammoth Pools shows more than 200 people trapped when the Creek Fire exploded and surrounded them.
“There’s fire on all sides, all around us.” Absolutely terrifying video from Mammoth Pools where 200+ people were t… https://t.co/LJcrGiPrfW— Brian Kahn (@Brian Kahn) 1599408889.0
The air quality has been horrible and smoke from the fires can be seen by space things are so bad.
Check out the smoke from space. You can clearly see the fire zones https://t.co/jAEf6TSGNB— Bill Martin (@Bill Martin) 1599418921.0
California Wildfire smoke from space imagery from Nasa GOES 17 🛰 processed by @wildfiretoday https://t.co/0I993tDP4F https://t.co/ZxyWrTKSpb— micah.fyi (@micah.fyi) 1599357362.0
On the left, California at 11am this morning from satellite. On the right, the same shot at 7pm this evening. Shows… https://t.co/7jQRrD5tcs— Drew Tuma (@Drew Tuma) 1599367457.0
Several new fire in California today. The #CreekFire in Fresno County. #ValleyFire in San Diego County.… https://t.co/kkE9Zua7Ql— Drew Tuma (@Drew Tuma) 1599351394.0
One local news reporter took a photo of a car that captured the ash that is now falling from the sky "like snow," he said. The ash is spreading as far as Denver, Colorado.
As others have pointed out, the ash is coming down like snow here. #CreekFire https://t.co/5m5mzWLogh— Dennis Valera (@Dennis Valera) 1599438844.0
Ash from western fires coming down in #Denver. Car has ashes all over it in @DenverChannel parking lot. #cowx… https://t.co/oqaNETWYhO— Lionel Bienvenu (@Lionel Bienvenu) 1599440853.0
You can see the rest of the terrifying videos and photos below:
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
ESCAPING THE FLAMES: Motorists forced to flee fast-moving wildfire in California's Sierra National Forest. The so-… https://t.co/ddFcbwh2sD— ABC News (@ABC News) 1599430387.0
#CaliforniaWildfires: Individual drives through #CreekFire in #Fresno County, California. Fire threatening 3,000+ s… https://t.co/fhT591mFp1— The Bulletin Planet (@The Bulletin Planet) 1599407549.0
Red Flag Warning in effect for Santa Barbara south coast/mountains through 10 pm Monday. Very hot #sundowner winds… https://t.co/y0Z5ACtlkj— NWS Los Angeles (@NWS Los Angeles) 1599415717.0
Footage captures the El Dorado fire rapidly spreading east of San Bernardino, California, sending thick plumes of s… https://t.co/K8SF7lTuCO— ABC News (@ABC News) 1599361247.0
NPR logo DONATE NATIONAL Massive Rescue Operation Underway As Crews Battle California's Creek Fire September 6, 202… https://t.co/ZmGzNsqFBh— Dominique Jackson (@Dominique Jackson) 1599417524.0