Wildfires continue to devastate parts of the Western United States, including California and Oregon. A record 2 million acres have burned in California this year.

The blazes are destroying homes and businesses ― even entire towns ― and are making Oregon’s skies resemble Mars. Thousands are without power as utilities shut off electricity to avoid sparking more fires. Numerous firefighters have been injured and hundreds of people have been evacuated by rescue helicopters.

See images from the West Coast wildfires below.

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Smoke fills the skies at the Capitol Mall in Salem, Oregon, on Sept. 8.

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The Golden Pioneer statue atop the Oregon State Capitol building in Salem, Oregon, on Sept. 8.

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Butte County firefighters watch as flames tower over their truck at the Bear fire in Oroville, California, on Sept. 9.

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Boats at the Shaver Lake marina sit docked as smoke hangs in the air from the Creek fire on Sept. 7 in Shaver Lake, California.

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An “all clear” sign sits in front of a house as the Creek fire creeps up on the Shaver Springs community off of Tollhouse Road on Sept. 8 in Auberry, California.

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The Oregon Department of Corrections evacuated three Salem prisons due to threats from the Beachie Creek and Lionshead wildfires on Sept. 8.

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A vehicle streaks by in a long exposure as Fresno County Sheriff Deputy Jeffery Shipman stands along a highway as the Creek fire creeps closer to town on Sept. 6 in Shaver Lake, California.

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Burned trees are cast in silhouette by the sun near the smoldering remains of Cressman’s General Store and gas station, where the Creek fire tore through on Sept. 8 in Fresno County, California.

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A CalFire engine stages in the middle of the road during the Creek fire on Sept. 7 in Shaver Lake, California.

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A burned Valero gas station smolders during the Creek fire in an unincorporated area of Fresno County, California, on Sept. 8.

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A firefighter watches the advancing Creek fire on Sept. 6 in Shaver Lake, California.

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Power lines are cast in silhouette as the Creek fire creeps up on the Shaver Springs community off of Tollhouse Road on Sept. 8 in Auberry, California.

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The smoldering remains of a car and a structure along Waterfall Way in the Cascadel Woods community, where the Creek fire tore through this week, on Sept. 8 in Madera County, California.

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The Oregon Department of Transportation building silhouetted by a yellow sky from nearby fires on Sept. 8 in Salem, Oregon.

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