With our fire season having exploded in a matter of just a couple hours today, the Independent urges you to follow the latest news on local television and radio, as well as social media.
As you might expect, the latter has proven to be most quickly advancing the narrative; Twitter users were the first to report Black Forest homes on fire. But aerial images from TV are now horrifying as well.
Here's the latest info on hashtags being used on Twitter. In addition to these, users are asking the larger Twitter community to add 24-hour timestamps to all fire-related tweets to help decrease some of the confusion that happened during the Waldo Canyon Fire.