"Ash Dropping Everywhere": Disneyland Visitors Capture Eerie Photographs As Wildfires Rage Across California

James Felton 10 Oct 2017, 12:05

15 wildfires are currently raging across Northern California. According to the authorities, the fires have burned over 1,500 homes and businesses and killed at least 10 people, with that number expected to grow.

Over 100 people are being treated in nearby hospitals for fire-related injuries and smoke inhalation. The wildfires are huge and are some of the biggest in the state's history. Images showing the devastation have been circulating social media since the fires began.

The photos show the horrifying scale of the fires as they moved across California wine country on Sunday and Monday, and the destruction they left in their wake.

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Meanwhile, in Anaheim, Southern California, photos have emerged showing visitors at Disneyland, bathed in an eerie orange glow as nearby fires began to take hold. The park remained open whilst nearby residents were evacuated from their homes.

Disneyland, though safe from the blaze, looks pretty strange when lit by the devastating wildfires.

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Visitors reported ash dropping on the theme park as they walked around it.

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Over Space Mountain in the early evening, the sky glows especially red.

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"The sky makes me feel like I'm on another planet," one visitor wrote, posting a picture of the sky above one of the attractions.

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Disneyland will stay open, though it posted to Twitter today that: "Due to wind conditions continuing into this evening, 'Remember... Dreams Come True' fireworks has been cancelled."

The LA Times reported that nearly 5,000 homes were evacuated as the fire spread. Residents are unlikely to be able to return home on Tuesday, as the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection attempts to bring the blaze under control.

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