When the sky over San Francisco and other parts of California literally turned orange on Thursday, people already used to the tragedy that is 2020 saw shades of the apocalypse from movies like "BladeRunner 2049."
The warm hue is due to smoke from raging wildfires in the state, according to California officials. The smoke particles scatter blue light and only allow yellow-orange-red light to reach the surface, causing skies to look orange.
Wildfires are raging through California, Oregon and Washington, setting homes and business in flames and forcing thousands to flee. At least eight deaths have been recorded.
In neighboring Los Angeles, the temperature and ashfall are hardly felt, but the rusty orange hue has painted the sky. Filipino Edward Barrenechea, who was born in Manila but moved to the US in 2015, snapped a few photos around the downtown area: