Terrifying Video Of The California Fires Looks Like The End Of Days

Terrifying Video Of The California Fires Looks Like The End Of Days

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California wildfires are destroying homes and thousands of acres of land in and around LA

Firefighters and first responders are working tirelessly to control several wildfires that erupted this week in Southern California. In Ventura, the wildfire known as the Thomas fire burned through 65,000 acres of land on Wednesday alone. Earlier this week, north downtown LA battled smaller but still dangerous fires known as Rye and Creek.

The latest wildfire to spark is known as Skirball. Over 46,000 people were evacuated from its path, which includes Bel Air and some of the massive mansions we all think of when we hear the word Hollywood. Its towering flames shocked morning commuters on the 405 early Wednesday before the highway was closed due to safety concerns.

Those flames look they’re straight out of a horror movie, but sadly they’re all too real. Over 200,000 people have been told to evacuate the LA area overall, a task that was complicated by the highway shut down.

Officials are doing everything they can to try and contain the blaze. “Our plan here is to try to stop this fire before it becomes something bigger, so that we don’t have to have … a two-front war,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) said during a news briefing. “These are days that break your heart. But these are also days that show the resilience of our city.”