. . . when Mother Nature comes calling the hard way! This video was apparently taken by a man getting out at the last possible moment from Anderson Springs in California last Saturday evening.
I think he was incredibly lucky to get out at all. He drove over one telephone pole in the road, as you've seen, and some of the other poles and trees that were on fire as he passed them must surely have fallen into the road a matter of minutes later. That would have blocked it, and kept him in the 'kill zone' of the fire.
Looking at all those burning houses, I can only wonder yet again why fire-resistant structures such as monolithic domes weren't more widely used in such a fire-prone area. As we noted just last month, they can be a life- and property-saver.