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A terrifying video shot by a firefighter on the CZU Lightning Advanced captures the depth of driving by way of an lively wildfire at evening.
The video, which shortly went viral on social media, was shot by a firefight on August 18 close to midnight. The route took him on Freeway 236 previous the headquarters of Massive Basin Redwoods State Park. The park headquarters and customer middle burned to the bottom final week.
Alongside the harrowing drive, the firefighter encounters lively flames, sparks and embers blowing throughout the street and flying particles.
The CZU advanced has burned greater than 71,000 acres as of Sunday morning, together with extensive swaths of Massive Basin Redwoods State Park, California’s oldest state park. Based in 1902, it incorporates a few of the oldest coastal redwoods within the state and should now be irrevocably broken.
The clip serves as one other reminder of why evacuation orders should be adopted by regulation. Roadways shortly grow to be harmful, and routes should be saved clear for firefighters to shortly get from one scene to a different.
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