California is suffering. High winds are strafing the state and utilities companies have been shutting off power in an attempt to avoid wildfires caused by downed lines. It's not going well.
The Saddleridge Fire broke out near Los Angeles on Thursday night and the view from space is sobering.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tweeted a GIF view from its GOES-17 satellite on Friday showing the Saddleridge Fire's smoke plume, which stretches for hundreds of miles across the Pacific Ocean.
Multiple wildfires are now active around California, fed by dry landscapes and unrelenting winds. These latest fires come less than year after the , the deadliest wildfire in the state's history, devastated the entire community of Paradise.
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