Astronauts And NASA Have Been Sharing Photos From Space Showing The Immensity Of The California Wildfires
Astronauts, space stations, and NASA have been sharing photos of how the California wildfires look from outer space. What they reveal is just how immense the size of the devastation is in and around Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
CNN reports that, as of today, six wildfires in California have burned nearly 160,000 acres and have forced 190,000 people out of their homes. More than 5,700 firefighters are currently involved in trying to contain the blazes.
Reuters reports at least 500 structures have been destroyed by the fires and 86,000 homes could be destroyed in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. At the current rate of destruction, CoreLogic CLGX.O, a New Jersey-based risk analysis firm, reconstruction could possibly total $27.7 billion.
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🔥 This is what Alex Avlas saw on his way into work this morning on the 405 freeway in L.A.! 🔥 My thoughts and prayers are with all my friends and family up there (including my daughter!) I've been through it here in San Diego, and it's scary as hell. And I know we aren't out of the woods this year either. Please be safe!! 🙏🏻