ALPINE COUNTY (CBS13) – Heart-stopping video from inside the fire lines. A close call for a crew who nearly gets trapped—while fighting the Tamarack Fire.
A Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue crew had to get out fast. Flames raged on both sides of the road as the engine continued its escape route.READ MORE: Looting Suspect Accused Of Dozens Of Thefts Arrested In South Lake Tahoe
In the video, you can see a mixture of smoke and embers glowing across the windshield.READ MORE: Memorial Service For Fallen Marine Sgt. Nicole Gee Held In Roseville
Adam Mayberry with the department says this video illustrates the most dangerous ingredients for a perfect storm, wild winds, heavy fuels, and difficult terrain.
Still, the crew stayed focused.MORE NEWS: Suspect Armed With An Ax Arrested In Stockton
“There was a calm sense of urgency they knew what they had to do,” he said. “In this case, their training paid off.”