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.



“It was dark until I saw a gigantic ball of orange,” motorist Tiffany Lynette Anderson wrote on her Instagram account. “On absolute fire. I’m grateful to be safe — truly grateful.”