Wildfire smoke from California is so extreme that it’s reached the East Coast — here’s what it looks like from space

The wildfires tearing through California have scorched hundreds of thousands of acres of land, destroyed thousands of structures, and forced evacuations across the state.

The Mendocino Complex Fire, currently burning in northern California, is the largest in the state’s history. The Carr Fire is already the sixth-most destructive in the state’s history, having claimed six lives and burned through thousands of structures around the city of Redding. 

Firefighters are working to contain the blazes. Though they’ve made progress

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