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Dashcam captures the horrific drive through California forest fires that killed six people


A dashcam has captured people who made the horrific drive through the California forest fires that now killed six people. Two of the flames are among the ten largest ever seen in the state when Governor Newsom seeks help from Canada and Australia.

Horrible footage showed the scenes of a car driving through the blazing flames of the Hennessey Fire in Napa County when heavy smoke filled the air and burning trees threatened to topple overhead.

At least six people were killed when 560 fires continued to spread uncontrollably in the state of California.

More than 771,000 acres – larger than the entire state of Rhode Island – were destroyed when the forest fires wiped out homes, trees, and entire neighborhoods that they found along the way.

Much of the destruction can be attributed to two massive flames – the SCU Lightning Complex and the LNU Lightning Complex – which officials said today have grown to be some of the largest ever seen in the history of the state.

When the nearly 12,000 firefighters were called in to fight the forest fire to bring the burgeoning crisis under control, the governor called on other leaders and nations to SOS to help save the Golden State.

This is due to the fact that 14 other US states are currently grappling with forest fires on their own land and as smoke pollution from California waves as far as Nebraska.

A dashcam has captured people who made the horrific drive through the California wildfires that have now killed six people

Horrible footage showed scenes of a car going through the blazing flames of the Hennessey Fire in Napa County

Horrible footage showed scenes of a car going through the blazing flames of the Hennessey Fire in Napa County

Heavy smoke fills the air with trees burning overhead, dangerously threatening to crash into cars

Heavy smoke fills the air with trees burning overhead, dangerously threatening to crash into cars

560 fires continue to spread uncontrollably across the state of California. So far, at least six people have been killed by the deadly, uncontrollable flames

560 fires continue to spread uncontrollably across the state of California. At least six people have so far been killed by the deadly, uncontrollable flames

Dozens of forest fires in central and northern California more than doubled on Friday, becoming the largest in state history, threatening small towns along the way.

More than 500 houses and buildings were destroyed and 43 firefighters and civilians were injured in the week-long scenes of destruction.

Four people died in the North Bay LNU complex fire, which has so far destroyed more than 480 homes and buildings and burned down more than 219,000 acres.

The victims were found in a burned Napa County house where people were enjoying vineyards in the famous wine country just over a week ago.

Another victim – a supply worker – died Wednesday while helping clear electrical hazards for first responders in the same fire.

This came after a fire helicopter pilot was killed in a crash in Fresno County that day.

Two of the flames are now among the ten largest ever seen in the state when Governor Newsom seeks help from Canada and Australia

Two of the flames are now among the ten largest ever seen in the state when Governor Newsom seeks help from Canada and Australia

A burning structure along the Big Basin Highway during the CZU August Lightning Complex burns in Boulder Creek on Thursday

A burning structure along the Big Basin Highway during the CZU August Lightning Complex burns in Boulder Creek on Thursday

More than 771,000 acres were destroyed - larger than the entire state of Rhode Island - when the forest fires wiped out homes, trees, and entire neighborhoods they found along their paths. Pictured Boulder Creek

More than 771,000 acres – larger than the entire state of Rhode Island – were destroyed when the forest fires wiped out homes, trees, and entire neighborhoods that they found along the way. Pictured Boulder Creek

Fears for the safety of residents across the state mount when Governor Newsom admitted on Friday that California is "putting all we have" into fighting the forest fires, but it was not enough to keep them on their trail.

He warned that two of the fires – the SCU Lightning Complex and the LNU Lightning Complex – are the seventh largest and tenth largest fires the state has ever seen in its recent history.

The LNU alone has nearly quadrupled in the past two days, stretching over 220,000 acres from Napa County to four surrounding counties.

The number of firefighters drafted to fight the LNU doubled to more than 1,000 on Friday to bring it under control.

"We are by no means naive about how deadly this moment is and why it is important … that you obey evacuation orders and take them seriously," Newsom said.

Ten states, including Oregon, New Mexico and Texas, have already dispatched firefighters to help the disputed state, and the governor is now urging Canada and Australia to send aid as the state's resources deteriorate under the strain.

Locals are also asking for more assistance after many were forced to take matters into their own hands. Homeowners work side by side with professional crews hosing down burning redwoods in Henry Cowell State Park.

“We need HELP in the mountains of Santa Cruz. SEND TO THE NATIONAL GUARDIANS NOW! & # 39; Scott Myers-Lipton, a professor at San Jose State University, begged on Twitter.

Embers blow from a burning stump during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek. Much of the destruction across the state can be traced back to the two massive flames - the SCU Lightning Complex and the LNU Lightning Complex - which are now among the largest in the state's history

Embers blow from a burning stump during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek. Much of the destruction across the state can be traced back to the two massive flames – the SCU Lightning Complex and the LNU Lightning Complex – which are now among the largest in the state's history

Firefighters move along a freeway near San Francisco. When the nearly 12,000 firefighters were called up to fight the burgeoning crisis, the governor called on other states and nations to SOS to help save the Golden State

Firefighters move along a freeway near San Francisco. When the nearly 12,000 firefighters were called up to fight the burgeoning crisis, the governor called on other states and nations to SOS to help save the Golden State

More than 500 houses and buildings were destroyed and 43 firefighters and civilians were injured in the flames

More than 500 houses and buildings were destroyed and 43 firefighters and civilians were injured in the flames

Dozens of forest fires in central and northern California more than doubled on Friday, becoming the largest in state history, threatening small towns along the way

Dozens of forest fires in central and northern California more than doubled on Friday, becoming the largest in state history, threatening small towns along the way

Rescue teams fight one of the 560 flames ravaging the state. This is because 14 other US states are currently grappling with forest fires on their own land and smoke pollution is rising from California to neighboring Nebraska

Rescue teams fight one of the 560 flames ravaging the state. This is because 14 other US states are currently grappling with forest fires on their own land, and smoke pollution is rising from California to neighboring Nebraska

Firefighters are fighting a losing battle and 175,000 people have been ordered to flee their homes in droves.

Californians face the added dilemma of risking the coronavirus pandemic.

Medical experts warned that given the health risks from smoky air and extreme heat, the pandemic is a higher risk, especially for older adults and people with respiratory problems.

Meanwhile, campers and rangers were quickly evacuated from Big Basin Redwoods State Park this week before the flames set in and destroyed the historic buildings in the state's oldest park.

The historic headquarters, lodge, ranger office, nature museum, shop, maintenance shop, and several park residences have been reduced to embers.

During the fire at the CZU August Lightning Complex on Thursday, flames engulf trees along the Big Basin Highway. Governor Newsom asked Canada and Australia to send aid on Friday

During Thursday's CZU August Lightning Complex fire, flames engulf trees along the Big Basin Highway. Governor Newsom asked Canada and Australia to send aid on Friday

Four people died in the North Bay LNU complex fire, which has so far destroyed more than 480 homes and buildings and burned down more than 219,000 acres

Four people died in the North Bay LNU complex fire, which has so far destroyed more than 480 homes and buildings and burned down more than 219,000 acres

The firefighter carries a hose as he defends a home during the fire at the CZU Lightning Complex in Boulder Creek

The firefighter carries a hose as he defends a home during the fire at the CZU Lightning Complex in Boulder Creek

More than 771,000 acres were destroyed - larger than the entire state of Rhode Island

More than 771,000 acres were destroyed – larger than the entire state of Rhode Island

Firefighters are fighting the Hennessy fire in Napa County this week as the fire spread to four other counties

Firefighters are fighting the Hennessy fire in Napa County this week as the fire spread to four other counties

Dangerously poor air quality is now shifting beyond the confused state to neighboring states including Nebraska, the National Weather Service warned.

Another 14 western states are facing their own crisis as high temperatures have now sparked devastating forest fires beyond the Golden State.

Arizona and Oregon were badly hit by 12 active major fires in areas.

In Colorado, the Colorado Pine Gulch Fire burned more than 125,000 acres, making it the second largest fire in the state's history.