Driver captures apocalyptic scenes during drive through California wildifre

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  • A driver captured apocalyptic scenes on Tuesday, Aug. 18 as he drove through the the Hennessey Fire on Highway 128 and Steele Canyon Road in Napa County, Calif.

    The fire is one of many burning across the state and the Hennessey blaze is part of a larger group of fires known as the LNU Lightning Complex, which have prompted evacuation orders for two countries in northern California as firefighters work to contain the blaze. The Hennessey Fire has burned more than 105,000 acres and is zero per cent contained.

    A tow truck driver on Wednesday, Aug. 19 also filmed himself as he went door to door in Vacaville, Calif. to urge residents to evacuate as “the fire is here” and offer his help, according to reports.

    The Sonoma Sheriff’s department also released video of aircraft working on Thursday, Aug. 20 to battle the Walbridge Fire, which had grown from 20,000 acres to 21,125 acres on Friday and is zero per cent contained.

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    Lightning is a giant spark of electricity in the atmosphere between clouds, the air, or the ground. Lightning can occur between opposite charges within the thunderstorm cloud (intra-cloud lightning) or between opposite charges in the cloud and on the ground (cloud-to-ground lightning). (Source: NSSL)

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