With the summer months back upon us, it’s officially wildfire season. Over the last several years we’ve seen an increase in the size, frequency, and severity of wildfires in the United States. So far this season has been no exception, as crews across the country work to keep fires away from homes and property. Take wildfire warnings from your local authorities seriously. You never want to be caught in a wildfire, just look at these pictures. They look like hell on earth. Figuratively.
1.) Destruction in Texas.
2.) The Yosemite “Rim Fire” burning out of control.
4.) Looks a little bit like Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings.
5.) Firefighters in Oregon in 2009 flee the encroaching flames.
6.) Smoke from the 2011 fire in Bastop, Texas.
7.) Faster, faster!
8.) In Montana’s Bitterroot National Forest.
9.) Hotshot crews battle a blaze in Montana.