Video Captures Person’s Harrowing Escape From California Wildfire

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Jessica Renae Buxbaum
One Californian is lucky to be alive after narrowly escaping the Valley Fire over the weekend, which has grown to consume 61,000 acres.

One Californian is lucky to be alive after narrowly escaping the Valley Fire on Saturday which grew to over 50,000 acres over the weekend.

The fire in Lake County, California raged to engulf the towns of Middletown, Cobb, Lake and Armador in flames swelling to 61,000 acres at the time of this writing and only 5% contained.

Youtube user mulletFive documented his dangerous journey out of Anderson Springs as he fled the roaring fire on Saturday night. The video uploaded to Youtube on Sunday captures the apocalyptic hellhole the fire has left the region in. The user drives past walls of flames and burning buildings as embers fly in the wind and a deep orange sky looms overhead.

"It was very scary driving out, I burned myself on the driver's side window! Just happy everyone is safe...," wrote the user, Mashable reports.

With 95 square miles consumed,13,000 people displaced and one person killed, the Lake County sheriff has called this fire the worst tragedy the area has ever seen. 

Read more: California Looks Like A Post-Apocalyptic Nightmare As Wildfires Spread

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