ALPINE COUNTY (CBS13) — It was a very close call for a crew of firefighters who found themselves surrounded by flames while battling the Tamarack Fire.
Thursday night, the Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue posted a video of the recent incident a crew was caught on an unpaved road when a fast-moving spot fire quickly overcame them.READ MORE: Cal Fire Says Fall Is Most Critical Time During Fire Season
As seen in the video, the crew was surrounded on all sides by raging flames.READ MORE: Mystery Man With Amnesia At UC Davis Med Center Identified Thanks To Community Tips
The firefighters managed to get to safety.MORE NEWS: Turlock Man Among 4 California Militia Members To Plead Guilty To Conspiracy
The Tamarack Fire, which is burning in Alpine County south of Lake Tahoe, has burned 50,129 acres as of Friday morning. It is only 4 percent contained and several evacuation orders remain in effect.