- Video shows father, son driving through forest fire in escape from mountain
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Video shows father, son driving through forest fire in escape from mountain
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By Dailymail. Cellphone video has captured the terrifying moments of a father and son barely escaping with their lives after driving through a forest fire. Justin Bilton and his year-old father Charlie were backpacking through Wyoming and Montana and had set up camp at Glacier National Park for their final stop when a lightning storm struck. The following day, August 12, the strike ignited a fire, which turned into the Howe Ridge Fire that has burned thousands of acres along Lake McDonald. The pair realized they needed to get out of there and hopped in their rental car but soon they had driven into - and were surrounded by - intense flames. Justin Bilton and his year-old father Charlie left and right were camping on August 11 at Glacier National Park in Montana when a lightning storm struck.
A father and son made a mad dash "through hell" in the middle of a blazing forest fire while driving down a winding mountain road in Glacier.
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Video recorded from behind the wheel shows them driving through a world of flame and smoke, with fire on the road and no safe route in sight. However, the fire spread to cover hundreds of hectares within hours, forcing Justin and Charles, 70, to look for a way out. The pair climbed into their car and Justin switched on his video recorder, while Charles tried to keep him calm. The video starts with Justin driving the car slowly down a dirt road through the forest, with the orange and yellow glow of flames visible through the trees ahead. The car follows the road around another curve, up a hill and into the full inferno of the wildfire. Just go easy now.
Glacier National Park in Montana is a stunning wilderness of alpine lakes, dense coniferous forest, and epic mountains sculpted by vast tracts of ice—and now, fire. A wildfire sparked by lightning last week multiplied in size over the weekend, prompting evacuations and taking hikers and campers by complete surprise. A new video recorded by a father and son desperately trying to escape their remote campsite as the flames closed in on their rental Subaru shows how the Howe Ridge Fire nearly claimed its first two victims. When they checked in at a visitor's center, park rangers informed them about the possibility of lightning storms but assured them that no fires were currently burning. The two then set up camp at the end of a dead-end dirt road near beautiful Lake McDonald.
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The two men were rescued from the fire by boat when they managed to flag down park rangers after abandoning their car due to a downed tree. Crazy video shows wheeler pushing Mercedes down San Antonio highway Justin Bilton was driving with his year-old father, according to ABC News , and can be heard expressing concern in the video. Lawyer says client she agreed to represent stole her identity, tried to take out loan News. Family pleading for help to find missing loved one who is presumed dead News. More News Headlines.
A father and son made a mad dash "through hell" in the middle of a blazing forest fire while driving down a winding mountain road in Glacier National Park in Montana -- and have it all caught on a harrowing video. The pair emerged with their lives, but not the car -- they ended up abandoning it to the flames. The video was filmed in West Glacier, Montana, where the Howe Ridge Fire has already scorched over 4, acres since it started on Aug. Evacuations were in effect in the Lake Macdonald area, where Justin Bilton and his year-old father were forced to flee. After we reached the downed, burning tree seen at the end of the video, I had to reverse all the way back to the trailhead, where we were lucky to flag down a boat.
This page is for personal, non-commercial use. The American West is at the height of wildfire season, and a father and son who were camping in Glacier National Park got a close look — too close — at the park's Howe Ridge Fire when they had to drive through it in an attempt to escape it. Then they realized that the fire, kindled by a lightning strike, was near them and growing rapidly. It currently encompasses more than 7, acres. The fire began to explode nearby.
Don't have an account? - Mobile phone footage has captured the terrifying moment a father and son battled to stay alive as they drove through a forest fire. Justin Bilton and his year-old dad, Charlie, had been backpacking through Wyoming and Montana and had set up camp at Glacier National Park when a lightning storm struck.