SCORCHED EARTH: Daunting Footage As Wildfire Burns Through Californian Forest

This aerial footage shows giant plumes of thick smoke rising from a burning forest that was scorched by an active wildfire in California.

News wire agency Newsflash obtained the footage from the Fire Integrated Real Time Intelligence System (FIRIS), which took to the skies to map out the proper extent of the blaze, dubbed the Big Bar Fire, on 12th October.

The fire is reportedly burning south of Red Cap Creek, in Humboldt County, in the US state of California and has reached 12 acres per FIRIS’s last report.

The vegetation fire south of Orleans Ranger District in Humboldt County, California, USA on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. (@FIRIS/Newsflash)

FIRIS has been frequently providing intel on the wildfire and stated that it is currently zero per cent contained.

Crews and aircraft are on scene with additional resources ordered and en route, according to officials.

In the footage, helicopters can be seen flying over and dousing the flames with fire retardant.