An eerie red glow descended on the town of Gardnerville, Nevada, as the Caldor Fire, burning near the California border, grew to 53,772 acres (84 square miles).
This footage live streamed on Facebook by John Schuler shows the sky above the area glowing red.
Nearby, the Amador County Sheriff’s office issued evacuation orders and warnings for affected areas on August 18.
According to Cal Fire, the blaze was sparked on August 14 and is currently at zero percent containment. Credit: John Schuler Sierra Front IMT PIO via Storyful