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In some places all that’s left are puddles of metal.

Wildfires have been out of control in the Northwest for the past few weeks and even scientists are freaked out by them.


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That’s an areal shot of houses burned down to their foundations in Talent, Oregon. The red is fire retardant.

Some people are being allowed back to their properties and are finally able to survey the damage. This person’s entire cabin was “fused into an 8 inch pile of melted glass, metal & plastic.”

We finally got unrestricted access to my mom’s property after the fires. That flat area was once a cabin. Everything fused into an 8 inch pile of melted glass, metal & plastic. Despite all the destruction it seems like all the redwoods survived. No way to know yet but hopeful.

03:41 AM – 14 Sep 2020

To put into perspective just how strong the fires have been, here’s a collection of melted objects found left behind.

1.

A melted motel sign:


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2.

A melted porta-potty:


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4.

A melted Trump/Pence sign:


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Feather Falls, California.

5.

A melted sign on a fence:


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6.

Melted metal puddles from a car:


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7.

It looks like melted crayons:

8.

The metal is literally streaming down a hill:

9.

A melted playground:


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Fresno County, California.

10.

A melted basketball hoop:

11.

Another melted basketball hoop:


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12.

A melted tire and a puddle of melted aluminum:


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13.

A lone dumbbell:


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14.

A melted car door handle:

15.

Another piece of melted metal:

17.

The back of a car window completely melted:

18.

Four file cabinets is the only thing left of this house:

19.

A melted Hummer:


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Fresno County, California.

20.

A melted gas station sign:


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Fresno County, California.

21.

Another melted sign from that same Valero gas station:


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Fresno County, California.

22.

A store where the only thing that survived is the ice machine:


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Butte County, California.

23.

A melted fence:


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24.

A burned railway car:


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25.

All that’s left of a mobile home:


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26.

All that’s left of a truck:


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27.

A gold ring:


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28.

The remains of multiple mailboxes:


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29.

Another melted sign:


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30.

A burnt out food truck:


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31.

More streams of melted metal:


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32.

And someone’s coin collection in a glass jar, now it’s all melted and morphed together:

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