Apocalyptic orange haze over cities as 200 wildfires ravage California.

WILDFIRES ravaging the West Coast have now killed seven people including a baby.

Some 200 fires are now burning in California, Oregon and Washington fanned by 50mph winds, leaving an apocalyptic red haze over cities.

In north-east Washington, a one-year-old boy died after his family was overrun by flames while trying to flee a wildfire, said Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley.

Jake and Jamie Hyland found and transported to a Seattle hospital with third-degree burns.

Their baby son Uriel was found dead.

A 12-year-old boy Wyatt Tofte and his grandmother Peggy Mosso, died in a wildfire burning near the Santiam Valley community of Lyons, about 50 miles south of Portland.

His mother is currently in hospital in critical condition after suffering serious burns.

Another victim was found near to where the Almeda Fire began near homes in Medford, Oregon on Tuesday.

Another three were feared dead in a fire that swept through Butte County, California.

Officials in some western Oregon communities gave residents orders to evacuate, meaning they had minutes to flee their homes.

Sheriff's deputies, traveling with chain saws in their patrol cars to cut fallen trees blocking roads, went door to door in rural communities 40 miles south of Portland, telling people to evacuate.

Since Tuesday, as many as 16,000 people have been told to abandon their homes.

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