MOSQUITO ROAST: Terrifying Footage As Wildfire Rips Through California

This footage shows the aerial view of an ongoing active wildfire, dubbed The Mosquito Fire, in El Dorado County in the US state of California.

The Fire Integrated Real Time Intelligence System (FIRIS) team, who filmed the footage, took to the skies to map the size and extent of the fire.

The thick smoke which can be seen rising from the forest had taken over 13,705 acres of land at the time of filming.

FIRIS have been providing frequent mappings of the fire as of 7th September.

The Mosquito Fire in Placer, El Dorado, California, USA. (@FIRIS/Newsflash)

In a more recent update, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported that the blaze had spread to triple the size of what was measured in this footage, spreading out to 46,587 acres and only 10 per cent contained.

Local media has reported that more than 11,000 people have had to evacuate their homes due to the raging flames.

A state of emergency was declared by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday, 8th September, as firefighters across the drought-ravaged parts of the US battled wildfires in the scorching heat.