A series of massive wildfires raging across the American Southwest have already scorched some 83,000 acres, destroying homes and businesses along the way.  Tens of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate as the fires approach larger population centers, to include the city of Los Angeles.

Images and videos have begun to emerge on social media of the apocalyptic scenario commuters were met with as they traversed California’s I-405.  The highway was eventually shut down as a result of the danger these fires pose to motorists.