California’s summer fires continue with the Mendocino Complex Fire becoming the largest blaze in state history, the Shasta County Carr Fire poised to soon become the Golden State’s fifth most destructive burn, and the seemingly endless Ferguson Fire threatening state treasures in Yosemite National Park.
In all, Cal Fire reports that it’s responding to 24 fires statewide as of Tuesday afternoon plus an additional fire just over the Oregon border, with no end in sight.
Meanwhile, those living, traveling, and reporting near the threatened areas, including the tens of thousands still evacuated from their homes, are communicating harrowing images via social media—some of them too unreal to be believed.
Here’s just a brief selection of the vivid and powerful scenes of peril transmitted from fires al over the state in the past week, with thousands more logged from witnesses statewide:
We’ll continue to bring updates on fire conditions across Northern California as the fire season continues.