The West Coast of the US is in dire straits. Fires are ravaging California, Oregon, and Washington, destroying everything in their path.

The views there look straight-up Apocalyptic because of the red, orange, and brown sky. Meanwhile, people are saying that the Bay Area in California looks like Mars. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think the photos were something right out of a horror or a sci-fi movie. Unfortunately, it’s reality and 2020 still isn’t pulling any punches.

Jessica Gardetto from the US Bureau of Land Management told Bored Panda that evacuation orders are no joke and that civilians should evacuate when told to do so. "Evacuations are serious and are done for the safety of the public and emergency responders." Read on more the rest of our interview with Gardetto about what the public can do to help.

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postboredom
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2 months ago

No cute doggy, this is not fine

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

finally, a politician who tweets sense.

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Oregon wildfires making it look straight apocalyptic

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Joran Quinten
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2 months ago

Holy sh*t I thought it was an illustration! That crimson sky!

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Gardetto from the Bureau of Land Management said wildfires caused by humans comprise around 87 percent of all wildfires throughout the US. "If the public can prevent new wildfire ignitions, it will really help firefighters and emergency responders. Also, if people live in fire-prone, Wildland Urban Interface areas, where wildfire could threaten their homes, they should make their homes resistant to wildfire. This will greatly improve the odds that homes can survive a wildfire and, in some cases, will give emergency responders a chance at saving more homes."

Bored Panda wanted to find out how the intensity of the fires in California, Oregon, and Washington compared to this time last year. According to Gardetto, 2019 was a quiet fire year when compared to both 2020 and 2018. "This is due to the fact that last year, weather conditions supported less wildfire ignitions and less fire growth, whereas this year, drought, hot and dry weather, winds and lighting are creating new wildfires and exacerbating current incidents."

She added: "Reducing human-caused wildfires is the absolute best thing the public can do right now! Visit www.nifc.gov to learn more about how you can avoid causing a wildfire."

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

Simply put - because our whole country is figuratively on fire. Unfortunately, you poor people are just another casualty on a very long list of casualties.

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California skies. A month until my due date and my world is red

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

In one month, skies will be blue, again, for you (even if it's only in your mind). Congrats and best of luck.

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

YES these are indeed Climate fires #SaveTheEarth

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According to CNN meteorologist Judson Jones, the reason why the West Coast looks Apocalyptic is because of all the smoke and ash which “are acting like nature’s version of an Instagram filter.”

Jones said, “The particles in the air are refracting sunlight similar to the way small air particles do when the sun sets or rises." What this means is simple: the particles in the air scatter blue and green wavelengths (which are shorter), meaning we can only see red and yellow wavelengths (which are longer and pass through the particles).

The hot, dry weather, and strong winds are turning the West Coast into a tinderbox. Lightning strikes have also added to the overall problems in the area. As have accidents. One such case has been on many a person's lips recently.

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Tried going to visit my boyfriend on my day off, had to turn around because the fires apparently opened a portal to hell

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

All roads lead to hell...

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9 AM at the Oregon Coast due to wildfires 100s of miles away

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Sarah 901
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2 months ago

Omg I thought the wood was bone

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Tabitha L
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2 months ago

It would be almost beautiful if it weren't so awful and terrifying.

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The El Dorado Fire in California’s San Bernardino County that was sparked by a pyrotechnic device at a gender reveal party had grown to 10,574 acres and counting. It was 16% contained on Tuesday, September 8, according to CNN.

The BBC reports that over 2 million acres of land have burned in California. During this time last year, ‘only’ 118k acres were destroyed by fires. The Telegraph puts the current amount of land torched by the fires in California right now at 2.5 million acres.

Meanwhile, Oregon Governor Kate Brown says that hundreds of homes in the state have been obliterated by the wildfires. “This could be the greatest loss of human lives and property due to wildfire in our state's history," she warned, adding that the winds are fuelling the fires and pushing them toward towns and cities. Mass evacuations are underway.

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PjandBolt
Community Member
2 months ago

That Witch head gave me nightmares for YEARS!! For those of you that aren't from Oregon or haven't been to the enchanted forest, the witch head is a little walkthrough thingy and there's creepy witch animatronics that talk and make potions. Idk if that's accurate because I haven't been there in years but it's a memory that has been burned into my brain forever

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

That is a tragically stunning image.

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Mara Adams
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2 months ago

2020 hates us all.

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago (edited)

pls dont burn all the trees pls pls pls pls

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

scared for you too.

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

Goodbye, Earth... :(

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Kalene Ivey
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2 months ago

Very surreal.

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

certainly looks like it does.

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Colleen Garland
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2 months ago

That's a beautiful. But sad..

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Just saying
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2 months ago

At least the sky goes with his colour scheme

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SandraG
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2 months ago

I send prayers your way...

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Heather Hayllar
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2 months ago

Thinking of you

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elfin
Community Member
2 months ago

I live in northern California. I always bring my pets in before dark. The other day I did it at about 3:00 PM because it was getting really dark.

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qwerty
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2 months ago

Over here in SoCal, the moon is looking like this every night. From just a view fires in SanFran. I hope that they are safe, and that their homes are safe as well.

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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
2 months ago

In Singapore, he have haze sometimes, but not as serious as this. The haze clears after a few weeks, but this will definitely take months, if not years.

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Irish Rose
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2 months ago

My husband n daughter work in Albany at Clayton. They have to work in this!!

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SandraG
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2 months ago

Please stay safe... and don’t go outside unless it’s ABSOLUTELY nessesary

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Jaded Queen
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2 months ago

The earth is fire, and the sky is blood.

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Oregon Cascades today. Orange smoke, 70 mile and hour winds, debris and branches all over the road. Keep the fire fighters in your thoughts

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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
2 months ago

hope the fire fighters stay safe ❤️

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8 am and surrounded by 4 fires in the area. 2020 is holding nothing back

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Jaded Queen
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2 months ago

Well it could be worse. We could be in a zombie apocalypse. Here to hopin huh

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

2020 is insane

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Frogladysharon
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2 months ago

stay safe

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William Secoske
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2 months ago

Human race: Nooooo! you can't do any super disasters 2020: haha yellowstone go boom.

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Oregon fires have moved so much ash into Northern California that the sky is almost red

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

not almost red, it IS red

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

the cloud will arrive soon :(

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

Getting?

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Jaded Queen
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2 months ago

Behold the beauty, in the crimson fury of nature. Ashes to ashes

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qwerty
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2 months ago

It was real faaar before these fires hit.

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Jaded Queen
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2 months ago

The pagoda is rad though

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