So far the Carr fire has scorched more than 130,000 square acres of northern California, leaving a trail of destroyed buildings and damaged forests in its wake.  Photos from satellites have revealed just how arid California appears from space after reaching near-record levels of dryness from an extended drought.  SEE ALSO: Violent wildfire jumps a major river, enters California city home to over 90,000 But so far no pictures from space have truly captured how dramatic and devastating these fires have been until German astronaut Alexander Gerst posted photos from the International Space Station on Friday.  “California burning,” Gerst wrote on Twitter. “These fires are frightening to watch, even from space. Here’s a shout-out from space to all firefighters on this planet, my former colleagues.

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