Hellish skyscape: Watch as Windy Fire turns California sky orange

Windy fire has consumed over 36,000 acres near Sequoia National Forest

SPRINGVILLE, Calif. – An incredible time-lapse video released Thursday by fire officials in California shows the hellish nature of wildfires.

ALERTWildfire tweeted a video from CAL FIRE showing the progression of the Windy Fire, burning near the Sequoia National Forest. You can watch it in the video player attached to this story.

The video shows thick smoke billowing from the flames during the day. As the sun sets, the orange glow of the massive flames lights up the night sky. Eventually, the fire line can be seen advancing over a ridge.

The fire has consumed more than 36,000 acres since it started from a lightning strike Sept. 9.

Authorities have issued evacuation orders for at least eight neighborhoods in the fire’s path.