A woman who was trapped in her car by the Delta Fire burning in Shasta County, California recorded the scene, remaining calm despite remarking that she "might die".
Several cars and trucks were trapped on the Cascade Wonderland Highway as the fire came bearing down on them.
Kate McKesson’s car was stuck behind several trucks, and with thick smoke billowing, she couldn’t see an escape route.
Eventually, an emergency response vehicle arrived, spraying water on flames near the road.
Police then told McKesson and other trapped drivers it was safe to go, and she drove off through the smoke.