King Fire Time Lapse is Incredible

The King Fire has been raging out of control to the east of Sacramento, California. Unfortunately, the cause of the fire is expected to be arson. However, this fire has quickly spread across the region due to bone-dry conditions across California, due to severe drought. Here’s an excerpt from the LA Times article regarding the King Fire:

“The King fire is the latest in a series of major blazes to roar out of control in vegetation left tinder-dry by California’s three-year drought. On Monday, 150 structures were lost in the logging town of Weed, just west of Mt. Shasta, when a wildfire swept through. A fire destroyed 30 homes a day earlier in Madera County.”

“More than 4,000 firefighters have been assigned to battle the King fire. They have pumped more than 450,000 gallons of fire retardant from Sacramento, dropping 210,000 gallons on Wednesday alone to battle the fast-moving blaze.”

The pyrocumulus emitted by the fire has left many folks in awe across the country, including myself. Check out this King Fire time lapse video by Brandon Manning; it will leave you in awe.