IN PICTURES | Wildfires turn the skies of the US’s West Coast Yellow, Orange, and Red

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Wildfires across the U.S.’s West Coast burned millions of acres of land and killed at least 15 people by Thursday, as firefighters continued working to contain some of the fastest-growing blazes ever seen.

Fueled by high winds and dry conditions, fires in Oregon, California, and Washington state have destroyed homes and forced last-minute evacuations, displacing hundreds of thousands of residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The San Francisco skyline is obscured in orange smoke and haze. (Brittany Hosea-Small / AFP)
Cars drive along San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge under an orange smoke-filled sky at midday on September 9, 2020. (HAROLD POSTIC / AFP)
Sutters Street, San Francisco, California, on September 9, 2020. (Adrianna Tan/REUTERS)
Cars drive along Ygnacio Valley Road in Concord, California. (Brittany Hosea-Small / AFP)
An orange sky filled with wildfire smoke fills the sky above hiking trails at the Limeridge Open Space in Concord, California. (Brittany HOSEA-SMALL / AFP)
Law enforcement and fire personnel wait on the Enterprise Bridge to enter the area intruded by fire during the Bear fire, part of the North Lightning Complex fires, in unincorporated Butte County, in Oroville, California. (JOSH EDELSON / AFP)
Red sky and thick smoke are seen in Salem City, Oregon. (ZAK STONE/VIA REUTERS)
Salem City, Oregon. (City Slicker Outdoors @csochannel / Twitter)
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Shayton, Oregon. (Oregon Department of Transportation / Twitter)
This photo taken from a home in Salem, Oregon, shows the smoke-darkened sky well before sunset at around 5 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2020. (Russ Casler via AP)
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Salem, Oregon. (RavenRoseie / Reddit)
The sun sets behind a hill shrouded in smoke in Washington. (Getty Images)
Butte county firefighters watch as flames tower over their truck. (AFP)

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