The Valley Fire in Lake County, California grew at an astonishingly fast rate on Saturday and Sunday, reaching 50,000 acres in under 24 hours. Creating its own highly variable weather conditions, the fire looked like a wall of flames and dark, angry smoke as it overtook the community of Middletown. It also affected the towns of Cobb, Lake and Amador

This video, shot by someone escaping Anderson Springs on Saturday evening, was posted to youtube on Sunday. It shows the harrowing drive through the fire in order to reach safety from Amador Springs

“It was very scary driving out, I burned myself on the driver’s side window! Just happy everyone is safe…,” wrote the Youtube user, MulletFive, who posted the video. Read more…

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Video: One person’s narrow escape from raging California inferno