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Terrifying footage from plane shows what wildfires look like 30,000ft in the air

Callum Jones

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Terrifying footage from plane shows what wildfires look like 30,000ft in the air

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@miller8144

While many love the heat that the summer months bring, there is no questioning that rising temperatures have been bringing mass devastation in recent times.

Earlier this summer, many European destinations suffered at the hands of wild fires as a result of a heatwave, with the likes of the Greece island Rhodes worst affected.

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Later on, Hawaii was battered by devastating wildfires, while the likes of Canada and Tenerife continue to be hit by traumatic fires to this day.

From these devastating events, much footage has been released of social media from residents experiencing the trauma first hand, to first responders in planes dropping much-needed water.

Perhaps the most terrifying footage of wildfires on social media is doing the rounds right now though thanks to a TikTok video from @miller8144.

In a clip that amounts to just over a minute on the popular video platform, a man called Isaac filmed his window view from outside of a commercial airline.

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Adding context to the video, Isaac wrote: "August 17th, 2023. 37,000ft above Kelowna wildfire."

The video shows how bad things have got. Credit: TikTok/@miller8144
The video shows how bad things have got. Credit: TikTok/@miller8144

The TikToker is referring to wildfires battering the Canadian city and its surrounding areas, and I think the footage really shows how bad things are.

Despite being a staggering 37,000 feet in the air, all that Isaac can see throughout the window is a extremely thick cloud of ash and smoke - something that doesn't seem to vanish as the clip continues.

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You may look twice to see if the view is just a normal cloud, but unfortunately it is certainly an ash cloud.

The video has been viewed more than 1.8 million times at the time of writing, with the vast majority shocked at the footage.

As a result of these wildfires, more than 30,000 people across Canada's British Columbia have been driven out of their homes.

However, officials have said in recent hours that the blazes have shown some signs of easing.

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Wildfires are raging in Canada. Credit: Channel 4 News
Wildfires are raging in Canada. Credit: Channel 4 News

But while firefighters have made some progress aided by a recent dip in temperatures, they warned that the 'battle is not over'.

It is believed 5 people have died as a result of the wildfires in Canada, with firefighters continuing to work night and day to try and bring an end to them.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, West Kelowna Fire Chief Jason Brolund said that firefighters have now entered the Upper Bear Creek Road neighbourhood, an area where the wildfire burned the hottest.

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He said: "What they found was that a hurricane had passed through. Trees were ripped out by their roots, and the force it takes to do that is incredible.

"Our biggest challenge has been air quality. It is choking."

Topics: News, TikTok, World News, Environment

Callum Jones
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