Wildfires in California are putting millions of acres up in smoke, despite 2013 not being an overly active year. These are stunning pictures taken from outer space of the devastation taking place.
Near Yosemite Park there are around 2000 firefighters attempting to contain the flames. Injuring 8 people and destroying 46 structures, the Silver Fire in southern California just south of Banning also burned down 20,000 acres of land. Another fire in Palm Springs destroyed another 25,000 acres.
On May 2nd 2013, The view of the Panther and Cedar wildfires burning near the Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Dry Stanta Ana winds helped fuel the burning of more than 10,000 acres of land just northwest of Los Angeles.