Deadly wildfires are still raging through northern California. Even those who were there had to evacuate immediately, so not many people have been able to see the wildfire in person — until now.
A deputy with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s office filmed a recent drive he took right into the heart of the wildfire.
The sheriff’s office posted the video of the drive on Facebook, where it quickly racked up over 150,000 views. They captioned the video: “One of our Deputies working the night the fire began shot a quick video of the conditions the deputies and fire personnel were facing at the onset of the fire.”
As you’ll see in the video below, the deputy drove through what can only be described as a hellish scene. His journey took him by burning houses and raging flames, which seem to come from nowhere and everywhere all at once.
“As both the Sheriff’s Office and a County Agency full of Sonoma County residents, we are proud of all who have risked harm to help each other in times of peril.”
Indeed, just driving through the wildfire was a risk for the deputy, but he continued on nonetheless: doing his duty in the face of immediate horror.
Check out the footage in the video below, and please SHARE it on Facebook!
NOTE: If you’d like to help with wildfire relief, please visit the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund here.
Footage provided by KTLA Los Angeles
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