BRITISH COLUMBIA (NEWS 1130) – As more than 600 wildfires continue to burn across the province, residents shared images of the smoky skies on social media.
Many of the photos were from Prince George residents who captured an apocalyptic-looking evening as smoke darkened the sky.
Marie Dimmery and her family moved to Summit Lake a few months ago from Chilliwack. She says she was speechless when she saw the sky.
“This was truly unnerving for us to be in such a remote location and have it be dark.”
— Marie Dimmery (@mewallden) August 15, 2018
She says there are only a few houses on her street, noting it felt like a scene out of a “horror movie.”
“It’s the silence that made it so eery because there is always some noise from the lake with birds, boats, etc,” she says. “Our yard is usually full of birds; it was silent. Truly eery.”.
And she wasn’t the only one, many others also took photos of the darkened skies.
— Alex Wagstaffe (@green_romantic) August 15, 2018
— Michelle McCullough (@InvisPG) August 15, 2018
— Janelle Lapointe (@janellelapointe) August 14, 2018
— Brandon Houck (@HouckisPokise) August 15, 2018
— Dr. Dez (@docdez) August 15, 2018
— Shirley Bond (@shirleybond) August 15, 2018
Did you manage to catch the near blackout that happened up here and an hour ago? Terrifying. pic.twitter.com/gnpzWZebkw
— kvdh (@kvanderhoek75) August 15, 2018
— Nicole Wilson (@NicoleWilson85) August 15, 2018
I've seen enough rotten cellphone shots of the sun glowing red through the wildfire smoke I went out into the back yard to get one that more accurately represents it. This is it #Kamloops pic.twitter.com/w5mIoWAK2d
— Allen Douglas (@ADouglasPhotos) August 14, 2018
This was a picture I took almost 4 hours before sunset. It's usually super bright at even this hour but the wildfires have painted a different sky for us lately.
— PseudoHeuristics (@PseudoHeuristic) August 15, 2018
Multiple residents across the province have been placed under evacuation alerts and evacuation orders.
An air quality remains in effect for many parts of B.C. and it’s expected to last until the end of the week.