Family Videos Crazy Escape Through Wildfire

They flee Anderson Springs in California
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2015 6:03 AM CDT

As firefighters battle three wildfires in California, a video posted to YouTube provides a sense of what it's like to drive through that craziness. It shows a family from Anderson Springs in Lake County fleeing at night and is downright "apocalyptic" in parts, notes KTLA5. They made it out safely, but the user who posted it acknowledges waiting too long to leave. "In retrospect, we should have gone out for a drive to find out what was going on, but we were a little preoccupied with packing," he writes. This fire, called the Valley fire, has now hit 62,000 acres and was only 10% contained, reports the Los Angeles Times. The Butte fire to the east and the Rough fire in the Sequoia National Forest also continued to rage. "There is more to come," warns Gov. Jerry Brown. (More California wildfires stories.)

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