A plume of smoke from wildfires in the US state of California has descended on the San Francisco area, causing the sky over the region to turn orange.

Wildfires have burned more than 2.5 million acres in the state this year, killing at least eight people.

On Wednesday, strong winds blew smoke and ash from some of those blazes in northern parts of the state.

Residents of San Francisco and the surrounding areas woke up to darkened skies, disorientating some, who thought it was still night time.

It feels like the end of the world,” Catherine Geeslin, who lives in the West Portal area of the city, told the San Francisco Chronicle.

It was alarming to see it’s still dark. And it will be strange to have lunch in the dark. But you still have to get on with your day.

Local media reported that it still appeared to be dawn at 10:45 (18:45 BST), as the sun’s rays struggled to penetrate the thick smoke.

In a tweet, Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California, The Angels (UCLA), said “extremely dense” and “tall smoke plumes” were “almost completely blocking out the sun”.

Smoke particles from the wildfiresonly allow yellow-orange-red light to reach the surface, causing skies to look orange”, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District explained on Twitter.

This is not a common sight because this takes very specific conditions in order for this to happen,” National Weather Service (NWS) forecaster Brian Garcia told SFGate. “Obviously, you need fires that have ample smoke production.

Meanwhile in Oregon, Governor Kate Brown said this was aonce-in-a-generation eventthat could bring aboutthe greatest loss in human lives and property in the state’s history”. Officials said at least two people had been killed.

In Washington state, a one-year-old boy died after his family was apparently overrun by flames while they attempted to flee their property.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-54096319

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