As wildfires ravage California, beloved vacation spots across the coast are being overcome by the flames and smoke, with even Disneyland taking on a haunting new appearance.
Tourists’ photos show the heavy smoke and clouds blocking out the sun and giving the dusk an eerie glow, from the Canyon Fire 2, in the Anaheim Hills, The Independent reports.
More fires in Northern California’s wine country have charred thousands of acres, leaving 21 dead, hundreds missing and smoke and ash stretching down the coastline, as of Wednesday afternoon, CBS reported. The northern part of the state has been overwhelmed by the fires, which are under investigation, and officials estimate that the blaze is the third most destructive in California history. Authorities believe that they have controlled the Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County, 400 miles south of Napa and Sonoma, and have lifted evacuation orders though schools remain closed, KTLA reports.
Firefighters are working to contain the fires and nature isn’t expected to give them much assistance — the next predicted rainfall in Northern California isn’t until Oct. 20.