VIDEO: Driver’s Narrow Escape Through Wildfire is Like a Scene Straight Out of Hell
WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE & INTENSE SITUATIONS. VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED.
In this video, we see an absolutely death-defying escape out of the mouth of a blazing inferno. Even though this takes place in Northern California, it looks like something out of a Hollywood movie. The Anderson Springs area of California is just one of the latest victims of the "Valley Fire" wildfire that has taken over 70,000 acres of forest as of this writing.
Your first reaction might to blame the driver for waiting too long to react to the fire, but the uploader, who goes by the names of mulletFive explained on his account that "We are the last house at the very back of the Springs, down in a gulch. There was no smoke or ash coming our way, and there were no sirens or air support nearby, so we honestly didn't know how close it was. Once we drove up out of our gulch, we realized how close it was." As you can see, it was still enough to get out, but just barely.
He also admits to being a "little preoccupied with packing" and not having any sort of ariel siren or alert. The rest of the story can be found on his YouTube page.
And to all those who would point the finger at 'global warming', just look at the Top 20 California wildfires of all time and you will see over 50% are electricity related in the form of lightning or downed powerlines alone.