Flames are ripping across Southern California cliffs and mountains, turning cars, homes and other structures into literal dust.
People frantically evacuated, grasping onto whatever memories and necessities they had time to salvage.
Officials have warned residents that the threat of the fires is far from over, and could potentially increase in the coming days.
“Some 100,000 acres have burned,” The Washington Post reported, forcing “tens of thousands to escape.”
In the video clip above posted to Facebook, cars are seeing driving over a highway alongside mountains that look like lava, completely engulfed in enormous flames.
Here is the latest video coverage showing the absolutely devastating impact the fires are having on the Golden State:
According to NBC News, the “latest” status is as follows:
• Santa Ana winds to elevate fire danger in Southern California, reaching 80mph on Thursday
• #ThomasFire at 65,000 acres
• #CreekFire at 11,377 acres and 5% containment
• #RyeFire at 7,000 acres and 5% containment
“🔥 This is what Alex Avlas saw on his way into work this morning on the #405 freeway in #LosAngeles!,” @chrisduketv tweeted along with the video below. “🔥 Please be safe!! 🙏🏻 #fire #california #socal #405 #skirballfire #skirball #405 #losangeles #lafires #lafire #ryefire #thomasfire #venturafire #fires #santaanas #prayforla”