HELL ON EARTH: Terrifying video shows what one man faced as he drove through the #campfire in #buttecounty ..giant flames, flying embers & falling trees. Colton Percifield escaped the fast-moving fire, others may not have been so lucky. The town of #Paradise was devastated. pic.twitter.com/9xi3a2QBRY
— Alex Savidge (@AlexSavidgeKTVU) November 9, 2018
Video has emerged of a man’s drive through a hellish landscape as he fled the California wildfires.
The video was uploaded by KTVU reporter Alex Savidge and shows a dashcam view of Colton Percifield‘s perilous journey through flames, falling trees and flying fireballs.
Journalist Brian Schnee of KTVL also posted a dashcam video by Brynn Parrott Chatfield showing flames on either side of the road and a reddened sky.
Please keep families, first responders and firefighters in your thoughts!
?️via Brynn Parrott Chatfield pic.twitter.com/NxBIUJHCMO
— ????? ?????? (@brian_schnee) November 9, 2018
In the past days, fires have ravaged Butte County in northern California prompting evacuations and fears for both the lives of people and livestock the fire’s path.
At least five have been reported dead and communities have been left in ruins.
Press Release pic.twitter.com/fxyPYIjSEh
— Butte County Sheriff (@ButteSheriff) November 9, 2018
Thankfully Percifield, the man driving in the video above, managed to escape the flames unscathed.
Watch above, via Twitter
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org