Rev 9:1  And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

 

 Rev 9:2  And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

 

 Rev 9:3  And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

 

9:4  And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

 

 Rev 9:5  And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

 

 Rev 9:6  And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

 

 Rev 9:7  And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.

 

 Rev 9:8  And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

 

 Rev 9:9  And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

 Rev 9:10  And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

 

 Rev 9:11  And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

 

Rev 9:12  One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

XXII. SHEOL OR THE UNDERWORLD.

 

1And thence I went to another place, and he showed me in the west another great and high mountain {and} of hard rock

2  And there were four hollow places in it, deep and very smooth: three of them were dark and one bright; and there was a fountain of water in its midst. And I said: 'How smooth are the hollow places and deep and dark to view.'

 

3  Then Raphael answered, one of the holy angels who was with me, and said unto me: 'These hollow places have been created for this very purpose, that the spirits of the souls of the dead should

4   assemble therein, yea that all the souls of the children of men should assemble here. And these places have been made to receive them till the day of their judgement and till their appointed period {till the period appointed}, till the great judgement [comes] upon them.'

Note:  and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

 From a distance it appeared to be smoke going up out of the pit.  As John 's view  was more focused, by a closer view, he then saw what appeared to be swarming locust, because of the uncountable number of them, and the swarming sound of them.  A closer view of what he saw was actually  many men that are  on military type motorcycles of the future, and running along side of the noise making motorcycles were mighty men of valor of the past, running as horses prepared for battle.

 

These men are from the past.  "Righteous Men" that died in  harms way when called to do so, sacrificing their lives for others.  From every nation, ethnic group. They have been "Resurrected" at their appointed time in these last days.

They will be seen mostly in their own past nation area, ethnic area. Serving the Righteous GOD that created them, though they may not had worshipped him in past time.  

Not all the California fires were of the norm fires.