Nine separate wildfires have ignited around San Diego, burning more than 9,000 acres and spurred the governor to declare a state of emergency. The fires are unusually early this year due to a heat wave and extremely dry conditions.
Evacuations of the area have been issued to more than 23,000 people, reports CNN. The fires have affected Marine base Camp Pendleton as well as local attraction Legoland.
YouTube user Jeb Durgin posted a terrifying video shot while driving through a neighborhood engulfed in flames. There are thick columns of black smoke emanating from houses, as well as fields of fire. The whole scene is very end-of-times.