In Pictures: Massive Fire & Thick Smoke Turns Skies Orange in California

World | Associated Press | September 11, 2020, 11:21 am
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 Fires in California create an orange, glowing skyline as smoke from the state's wildfires traveled into the upper atmosphere and blocked the sunlight, creating a glow across the region.<br /><br />Embers light up a hillside behind the Bidwell Bar Bridge as the Bear Fire burns in Oroville, California. (Image: AP)
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Fires in California create an orange, glowing skyline as smoke from the state's wildfires traveled into the upper atmosphere and blocked the sunlight, creating a glow across the region.

Embers light up a hillside behind the Bidwell Bar Bridge as the Bear Fire burns in Oroville, California. (Image: AP)

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 The Golden Gate Bridge is seen in San Francisco, amid a smoky, orange hue caused by the ongoing wildfires. (Frederic Larson via AP)
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The Golden Gate Bridge is seen in San Francisco, amid a smoky, orange hue caused by the ongoing wildfires. (Frederic Larson via AP)

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 General view of Oracle Park before the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Seattle Mariners. (Image: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
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General view of Oracle Park before the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Seattle Mariners. (Image: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

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 A sign along Interstate 5 north of Eugene warns drivers that Highway 126 eastbound is closed do to a wildfire in the area as smoke clogs the sky from wildfires burning in the state. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)
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A sign along Interstate 5 north of Eugene warns drivers that Highway 126 eastbound is closed do to a wildfire in the area as smoke clogs the sky from wildfires burning in the state. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

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 Downtown San Francisco is seen from Dolores Park under an orange sky darkened by smoke from California wildfires in San Francisco, California. (Image: Reuters)
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Downtown San Francisco is seen from Dolores Park under an orange sky darkened by smoke from California wildfires in San Francisco, California. (Image: Reuters)

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 Downtown San Francisco is seen from Dolores Park under an orange sky darkened by smoke from California wildfires in San Francisco, California. (Image: Reuters)
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Downtown San Francisco is seen from Dolores Park under an orange sky darkened by smoke from California wildfires in San Francisco, California. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Bay Bridge is seen under an orange sky darkened by the smoke from California wildfires in San Francisco, California. (Image: Reuters)
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The Bay Bridge is seen under an orange sky darkened by the smoke from California wildfires in San Francisco, California. (Image: Reuters)

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 A steady stream of vehicles heads west on a road east of Springfield, Ore., as residents evacuate the area ahead of a fast-moving wildfire. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)
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A steady stream of vehicles heads west on a road east of Springfield, Ore., as residents evacuate the area ahead of a fast-moving wildfire. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

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 A motorist is advised they cannot proceed east past a roadblock at the McKenzie Fire District Station in Leaburg. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)
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A motorist is advised they cannot proceed east past a roadblock at the McKenzie Fire District Station in Leaburg. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)

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 A power line dangles along Auberry Road following the Creek Fire in Fresno County, California. (Image: AP)
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A power line dangles along Auberry Road following the Creek Fire in Fresno County, California. (Image: AP)

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 A man photographs Downtown San Francisco in Dolores Park under an orange sky darkened by smoke from California wildfires in San Francisco, California. (Image: Reuters)
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A man photographs Downtown San Francisco in Dolores Park under an orange sky darkened by smoke from California wildfires in San Francisco, California. (Image: Reuters)

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 A scorched truck rests on Highway 168 after the Creek Fire burned through the area in Fresno County, California. (Image: AP)
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A scorched truck rests on Highway 168 after the Creek Fire burned through the area in Fresno County, California. (Image: AP)

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 Ash sits on a car window as the sun rises in Eugene, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, as smoke from wildfires burning in the state descended. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)
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Ash sits on a car window as the sun rises in Eugene, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, as smoke from wildfires burning in the state descended. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

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 A power line dangles along Auberry Road following the Creek Fire in Fresno County, Califonia. (Image: AP)
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A power line dangles along Auberry Road following the Creek Fire in Fresno County, Califonia. (Image: AP)

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 The Transamerica Pyramid is seen under an orange sky darkened by the smoke from California wildfires in San Francisco, California. (Image: Reuters)
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The Transamerica Pyramid is seen under an orange sky darkened by the smoke from California wildfires in San Francisco, California. (Image: Reuters)

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 Fire trucks head east past a roadblock at the McKenzie Fire District Station in Leaburg. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)
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Fire trucks head east past a roadblock at the McKenzie Fire District Station in Leaburg. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)

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 Flames from the Cold Springs Canyon Pearl Hill wildfire encroach on Wells Dam near Azwell, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
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Flames from the Cold Springs Canyon Pearl Hill wildfire encroach on Wells Dam near Azwell, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review via AP)

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 Firefighter Dan Robles extinguishes a hot spot while battling the Creek Fire in Fresno County, California. (Image: AP)
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Firefighter Dan Robles extinguishes a hot spot while battling the Creek Fire in Fresno County, California. (Image: AP)

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 The Eugene Hotel sign shines through a dense layer of smoke as seen from the top of Skinner Butte in Eugene as smoke clogs the sky from wildfires burning in the state. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)
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The Eugene Hotel sign shines through a dense layer of smoke as seen from the top of Skinner Butte in Eugene as smoke clogs the sky from wildfires burning in the state. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

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 San Francisco City Hall is shrouded in smoke from multiple wildfires burning in the Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges of Northern California. Air quality throughout the West was heavily impacted. (Image: AP)
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San Francisco City Hall is shrouded in smoke from multiple wildfires burning in the Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges of Northern California. Air quality throughout the West was heavily impacted. (Image: AP)

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 The skyline in the distance behind Crissy Field is barely visible with smoke from wildfires in San Francisco. (Image: AP)
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The skyline in the distance behind Crissy Field is barely visible with smoke from wildfires in San Francisco. (Image: AP)

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 A man walks his dog along Bridgeway Avenue as smoke from wildfires darken the morning in Sausalito, California. (Image: AP)
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A man walks his dog along Bridgeway Avenue as smoke from wildfires darken the morning in Sausalito, California. (Image: AP)

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 Under darkened skies from wildfire smoke, people eat at a Fisherman's Wharf seafood stand in San Francisco. (Image: AP)
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Under darkened skies from wildfire smoke, people eat at a Fisherman's Wharf seafood stand in San Francisco. (Image: AP)

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 Polo Salmon and Bobby Slack wait as they fish for rock crab from a pier at Fort Baker beneath the Golden Gate Bridge covered with smoke from wildfires near Sausalito, California. (Image: AP)
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Polo Salmon and Bobby Slack wait as they fish for rock crab from a pier at Fort Baker beneath the Golden Gate Bridge covered with smoke from wildfires near Sausalito, California. (Image: AP)

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 The Golden Gate Bridge is barely visible through smoke from wildfires in this view from Fort Baker near Sausalito, California. (Image: AP)
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The Golden Gate Bridge is barely visible through smoke from wildfires in this view from Fort Baker near Sausalito, California. (Image: AP)

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 A woman crosses a street by in front of a hotel as smoke from wildfires darken the morning sky on September 9, 2020, in Sausalito, California. (Image: AP)
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A woman crosses a street by in front of a hotel as smoke from wildfires darken the morning sky on September 9, 2020, in Sausalito, California. (Image: AP)

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 Under darkened skies from wildfire smoke, a man crosses Hyde Street with Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf in the background in San Francisco. (Image: AP)
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Under darkened skies from wildfire smoke, a man crosses Hyde Street with Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf in the background in San Francisco. (Image: AP)

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 Under darkened skies from wildfire smoke, people walk at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. (Image: AP)
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Under darkened skies from wildfire smoke, people walk at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. (Image: AP)

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 A man walks along Bridgeway Avenue and looks out at the darkened morning sky with smoke from wildfires in Sausalito, California. (Image: AP)
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A man walks along Bridgeway Avenue and looks out at the darkened morning sky with smoke from wildfires in Sausalito, California. (Image: AP)

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 A bicyclist rides past a seating area outside a wine bar as smoke from wildfires darken the morning sky in Sausalito, California. (Image: AP)
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A bicyclist rides past a seating area outside a wine bar as smoke from wildfires darken the morning sky in Sausalito, California. (Image: AP)

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 People stop at Fort Point to take morning pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge covered in smoke from wildfires in San Francisco. (Image: AP)
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People stop at Fort Point to take morning pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge covered in smoke from wildfires in San Francisco. (Image: AP)

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 Looking up Columbus Ave. the Transamerica Pyramid and Salesforce Tower are covered with smoke from wildfires in San Francisco. (Image: AP)
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Looking up Columbus Ave. the Transamerica Pyramid and Salesforce Tower are covered with smoke from wildfires in San Francisco. (Image: AP)

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 A scorched car rests in a clearing following the Bear Fire in Butte County, California. (Image: AP)
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A scorched car rests in a clearing following the Bear Fire in Butte County, California. (Image: AP)

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