JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colorado – During a deadly fire that has already taken the lives of two people, footage of a young family trying to escape the fire from their home was captured on their cell phone.
CNN reported the story and the video showing amazing images of the family fleeing through the raging blaze as they drive dangerously close to the out of control fire. The audio on the shaky video is that of Doug Gulick reassuring his daughter as he speeds through the fire.
“Daddy?” his daughter keeps whimpering. As she watches her mother trying to escape in another car she whimpers, “Where’s mom? Why is she stopping?
At least 900 residents in the area have also been forced to evacuate as the fire has spread to over 4,500 acres and destroyed 27 homes. With more than 500 firefighters on the scene fighting the out-of-control blaze, they are hoping to contain the fire soon.
“We need to get ahead of this fire today and tomorrow,” said Daniel Hatlestad of the Jefferson County Incident Management Team.
Video – Watch the cell phone footage showing the families narrow escape from the out-of-control fire.
Photos – CNN Frame grabs from the cell phone footage as the family makes their escape.