Wildfire destroys mobile homes in California retirement park

Striking images show California wildfires from space

United States NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik tweeted several photos of the fire as he saw California from the International Space Station.

Firefighters in Southern California were struggling to stop the fires that were moving quickly due to the untimely arrival of the Santa Ana winds in the region.

A brush fire driven by gusty winds that have plagued Southern California all week exploded rapidly Thursday and destroyed dozens of trailer homes in a retirement community north of San Diego. Yes Faith, unfortunately we can.

They show the already burnt areas and the areas still up in flames.

The Terra photo shows thick plumes of smoke streaming out over the Pacific Ocean.

Astronauts on the International Space Station took photos of the smoke from the Southern California wildfires affecting the Los Angeles area on the week of December 4, 2017.Astronauts on the International Space Station took photos of the smoke from the Southern California wildfires affecting the Los Angeles area on the week of December 4, 2017.

He also thanked the first responders and everyone working on the ground to help stop the fires.

A Los Angeles County Fire helicopter flies over the Skirball Fire which began early morning in Bel-Air, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017.

A change-of-command ceremony will take place on December 13, when Bresnik will turn over command of the ISS to Cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, at which point Expedition 54 will begin aboard the station, with Mark Vande Hei, KG5GNP, and Joe Acaba, KE5DAR, filling out the crew until the newcomers' arrival 5 days later.

"Active fires appear orange; the burn scar is brown".

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