A driver recorded the dramatic moments as they drove through the Beachie Creek Fire in Mill City, Oregon, on Sept. 8.
Wildfires raged across parts of the western U.S. on Wednesday, with more hot, dry gusty winds forecast to drive flames into new levels of ferocity.
About 40 wildfires were burning in California alone. Blazes were also reported in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming and Montana. Smoke has been detected at least as far east as New Mexico.
The wildfires scorching the western U.S. have created some surreal, nightmarish scenes. Here are a few photos and videos of what residents in the West are seeing right outside their own front doors and in their neighborhoods as the blazes continue to rage:
More on the western wildfires:
Woke up this morning and it’s pitch black out still. The sun is hidden behind all the smoke. One of the fires is moving down the hill near where I work. Not gonna lie, it’s pretty scary right now. You can see the smoke coming off the hill.#OregonFires#wildfirespic.twitter.com/BX0zI8Ep1L
— Garblah Gaming (@GarblahGaming) September 9, 2020
Contributing: The Associated Press
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