The raging wildfires in Southern California have forced hundreds of residents in San Diego County to leave their homes.
One of them, Jeb Durgin of Carlsbad, Calif., uploaded a video shot by his co-worker, Byron Bauman, showing a chaotic scene that resembled something out of a video game: windswept flames racing along a road; fire and smoke turning the sky blood orange; people frantically fleeing in cars and RVs; a helicopter dropping flame retardant over a row of hillside homes.
"I drove through the flames," Durgin told Yahoo News. "If there were police officers, if there were fire trucks, there's no way in hell they would have let us drive through that, but there was nobody stopping us."
Durgin said he and his co-workers were able to get to safety but not before navigating the inferno. This footage was shot Wednesday morning at about 10 a.m. along El Camino Real, where at least 30 homes were destroyed by the fires, officials say.
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