The sky in a small town in Oregon is reported to have turned red like blood as a result of ongoing fires in the province.
Several videos shared on Twitter saw the sky glow red in the city of Stayton. It’s like something in a science fiction movie.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown said the incident proved to be an unprecedented fire event and important to the state.
About 200,000 acres of land were burnt as a result of the incident.
Marion County authorities said last Tuesday that a devastating forest fire in Santiam Canyon was started by felling trees that demolished electric power lines and ignited small fires that spread due to strong winds.
Northwest Coordination Center spokeswoman Carrol Connoly said the priority now was to get residents out of the area.
According to a Daily Star report, winds have risen to 50 miles per hour on Tuesday.
This is nuts. Downtown Stayton at 12:22pm. Be safe, everyone. #KGW #Oregon #Fire #Smoke #LionsheadFire @KGWNews pic.twitter.com/ff4MKKU4qm
— Christine Pitawanich (@CPitawanichKGW) September 8, 2020
Source: Christine Pitawanich, Daily Star