A little while back, a father and son decided to go for a hike through Montana’s Glacier National Park but ended up driving for their lives to escape the wildfire.
They set out for a hike that day when the Howe Ridge Fire was just a few acres wide figuring they’d have lots of time to get a hike in without being threatened by the flames. But they were obviously very wrong because the fire had spread to cover hundreds of hectares within just hours.
The video is taken from behind the wheel as they drive down the fiery dirt road. Have the volume on when you watch the video. It’s scary without sound but with sound, you can hear the panic in the son’s voice.
Thew video doesn’t show, but they DID manage to escape.
The video stopped when they found a fallen tree in the middle of the road and got out to move it. They apparently got to a lake where they met park staff. With the staff they ended up escaping by boat and ditching the car. Justin, the son, says within 10-15 minutes after taking off on the boat, the car was completely engulfed in flames.
Scary stuff. Let’s all do our best to keep the men and women fighting these fires in our thoughts.