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32 Truly Surreal Pictures Of Melted Objects That Show How Powerful The Fires In The Northwest Are

In some places, all that's left are puddles of metal.

Wildfires have been out of control in the Northwest for the past few weeks, and even scientists are freaked out by them.

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That's an aerial shot of houses burned down to their foundations in Talent, Oregon. The red is fire retardant.

Some people are being allowed back to their properties and are finally able to survey the damage. This person's entire cabin was "fused into an 8 inch pile of melted glass, metal & plastic."

We finally got unrestricted access to my mom's property after the fires. That flat area was once a cabin. Everything fused into an 8 inch pile of melted glass, metal & plastic. Despite all the destruction it seems like all the redwoods survived. No way to know yet but hopeful.

To put into perspective just how strong the fires have been, here's a collection of melted objects found left behind.

1. A melted motel sign:

Rob Schumacher / Getty Images

Gates, Oregon.

2. A melted porta-potty:

Nathan Howard / Getty Images

Lyons, Oregon.

3. A melted light post:

Cindy Yamanaka / AP

Yucaipa, Cailfornia.

4. A melted Trump-Pence sign:

Brian Van Der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag

Feather Falls, California.

5. A melted sign on a fence:

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Lyons, Oregon.

6. Melted metal puddles from a car:

Nathan Howard / Getty Images

Molalla, Oregon.

7. It looks like melted crayons:

Fred Greaves / Reuters

Berry Creek, California.

8. The metal is literally streaming down a hill:

John Locher / AP

Talent, Oregon.

9. A melted playground:

Josh Edelson / Getty Images

Fresno County, California.

10. A melted basketball hoop:

Carlos Barria / Reuters

Phoenix, Oregon.

11. Another melted basketball hoop:

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Talent, Oregon.

12. A melted tire and a puddle of melted aluminum:

Rob Schumacher / Getty Images

Lyons, Oregon.

13. A lone dumbbell:

Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

Estacada, Oregon.

14. A melted car door handle:

Adrees Latif / Reuters

Talent, Oregon.

15. Another piece of melted metal:

Carlos Barria / Reuters

Phoenix, Oregon.

16. A melted road sign:

Stephen Lam / Reuters

Shaver Lake, California.

17. The back of a car window completely melted:

Ted S. Warren / AP

Graham, Washington.

18. Four file cabinets are the only thing left of this house:

Paul Kuroda / Reuters

Berry Creek, California.

19. A burned-out Hummer:

Josh Edelson / Getty Images

Fresno County, California.

20. A melted gas station sign:

Josh Edelson / Getty Images

Fresno County, California.

21. Another melted sign from that same Valero gas station:

Josh Edelson / Getty Images

Fresno County, California.

22. A store where the only thing that survived is the ice machine:

Josh Edelson / Getty Images

Butte County, California.

23. A melted fence:

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Gates, Oregon.

24. A burned railway car:

Nathan Howard / Getty Images

Sandy, Oregon.

25. All that's left of a mobile home:

Robyn Beck / Getty Images

Estacada, Oregon.

26. All that's left of a truck:

Robyn Beck / Getty Images

Estacada, Oregon.

27. A gold ring:

Robyn Beck / Getty Images

Estacada, Oregon.

28. The remains of multiple mailboxes:

David Ryder / Getty Images

Talent, Oregon.

29. Another melted sign:

David Ryder / Getty Images

Ashland, Oregon.

30. A burned-out food truck:

David Ryder / Getty Images

Talent, Oregon.

31. More streams of melted metal:

David Ryder / Getty Images

Talent, Oregon.

32. And someone's coin collection in a glass jar; now it's all melted and morphed together:

Chris Pietsch / Reuters

Phoenix, Oregon.

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