An outbreak of wildfires has spread across Oregon and thousands have been ordered to evacuate.
And the wild-land fires burning in Western Oregon are so apocalyptic that skies are turning blood red and the area is dark from the smoke, in the morning, at noon and during the whole day.
Isn’t it totally crazy? Yes, look at this:
Oregon fire officials even say they have never seen conditions so conducive to destructive fires, and that it might be days before they can begin trying to suppress the blaze:
“Thousands of Oregonians were evacuated from their homes Tuesday, as conditions led to a spate of surging wildfires state officials said is unprecedented in modern memory.
“The gusts that began Monday gave new life to fires that had burned in central and eastern Marion County for weeks, eventually creating what officials are calling the Santiam Fire.
“It swept quickly down the canyons west of the cascades on Monday and Tuesday prompting evacuations in a swath of communities east of Salem.
“Meanwhile intensifying fires east of Eugene, near Ashland and along the coast also demanded attention and prompted evacuation orders in towns and state prisons. The Mt. Hood National Forest has been shut down to the public until further notice.“