Drone video shows shocking transition to fire-orange San Francisco skies

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
Before & After: Drone captures SF's transition to wild orange skies
The apocalyptic orange skies in the Bay Area on Wednesday were pretty unexpected, even though we have been experiencing smoky skies for weeks. Check out this before-and-after video captured by DRONEVIEW7, which shows the shocking difference.

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Bay Area skies have been full of smoke for several weeks due to dozens of wildfires burning across the state. However, residents woke up Wednesday morning and were shocked to discover that the skies were an eerie, deep orange and the sun was nowhere to be seen.

VIDEOS: Apocalyptic orange skies seen across Bay Area from wildfire smoke

Our San Francisco sister station KGO sent their drone to check out the apocalyptic scenes in San Francisco and then compared them to how the city looked when the air was clearer.

Watch the video in the player above to compare.

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VIDEO: Dramatic photos capture orange, hazy skies seen all across San Francisco Bay Area

If you thought the sky looked apocalyptic from the ground this morning, it's somehow even eerier from the sky.