Oregon Fire Photos Show 'Apocalyptic' Scenes and Red Skies Across the State

Oregon is battling numerous wildfires and man-made fires that are burning thousands of acres. The fires are scattered throughout Oregon's coast and are producing "apocalyptic" scenes, with hazy, red skies spotted over Salem and the surrounding areas.

Residents of Oregon have shared photos of cities and coasts that look like they have had orange and red filters applied, but are completely unedited, with some comparing the scenes to an apocalypse or Mars.

Ryan Toh said: "This is an unedited photo of the sky near Salem, Oregon, at around 7 p.m. today," though later clarified it was taken around 5 p.m.

Christine Pitawanish said: "This is nuts. Downtown Stayton at 12:22 p.m. Be safe, everyone"

Twitter user Emily said: "Took these all around 10 a.m. today on the Oregon Coast, absolutely no filter"

Twitter user Jesse shared photos of an amusement park and said: "Enchanted Forest in Salem Oregon looks downright Apocalyptic today."

Neil Abrew said: "My office building relocated from Corvallis to Mars today"

Yesenia Herrera shared photos of red skies above the road and said: "Okay 2020 I think we've had enough"

Amy Wright said: "This was at 10:30 this morning. Dark as night, surreal. Never seen the coast like this. Evacuations in Otis, around Salem as well... stay safe all, these are scary times!"

Jordan Millett, who is preparing to evacuate, said: "It's noon in Stayton OR and things are looking absolutely unreal. Currently getting ready to leave once they send out a level 3 alert."

The Beachie Creek Fire is burning nearly 800 acres to the east of Salem and isn't contained. To the west of Beachie Creek is the Lionshead Fire, which is burning 27,647 and is 30 percent contained, and the P-515 Fire which is burning more than 4,600 acres and is 95 percent contained.

To the northeast of this area, and southeast of Portland is the White River Fire, which was caused by lightning and is burning 17,500 acres, with 50 percent of the fire contained. To the east of Eugene, the Holiday Farm fire is burning 500 acres and is not contained.

In southern Oregon, near the Californian border, the Two Four Two Fire is burning 2,000 acres and isn't contained, while the man-made Grizzly Creek Fire is burning 325 acres and is 25 percent contained.

There is a Red Flag Warning in place in areas of the North and Central Oregon Coast as windy and extremely dry conditions are expected to continue through Wednesday evening. Dry and unstable conditions are also possible on Thursday.

NWS Portland said on Twitter: "Many areas have evacuation orders. Minimize the risk to firefighters and follow those orders! Also, conditions are still too dry for activities at risk for generating sparks such as mowing lawns and fields, using chainsaws, and recreational fire of any kind. Please wait."

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The sky turns a deep orange as smoke fills the area during the Carr fire near Whiskeytown, California, on July 27, 2018. Similar scenes have been seen over Oregon this week as the state continues to battle numerous wildfires. Josh Edelson/Getty