Astronaut Randy Bresnik who is currently on his 131st day in space at the International Space Station tweeted out pictures of the wildfires consuming Southern California.
Wildfires erupted in Los Angeles’ exclusive Bel-Air section Wednesday and parts of Southern California found itself under siege from an outbreak of wind-whipped blazes that have consumed multimillion-dollar houses and tract homes alike.
Hundreds of homes across the L.A. metropolitan area and beyond were feared destroyed since Monday, but firefighters were only slowly managing to make their way into some of the hard-hit areas for an accurate count.
As many as five fires have closed highways, schools and museums, shut down production of TV series and cast a hazardous haze over the region. About 200,000 people were under evacuation orders. No deaths and only a few injuries were reported.