The place: North of Bastrop State Park, Texas. The time: September 5, 2011. The bottom line: wildfires spread so insanely fast that it’s unbelievable. This has not been altered in any way. It’s real time.
Wildfires have been roaring for the past eight days, getting faned by 80km/h winds. As of September 6, the Bastrop fire has destroyed an estimated 600 homes already, advancing through a 26km front. More than 1000 homes and 115,000 acres have been destroyed so far. [Texas Parks & Wildlife, NOAA and Earthsky via This Is Colossal]