Two men escape harrowing California wildfire
In this photo, A wildfire burns in the Hollywood hills on July 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images / Kevin Winter

A video shared on Youtube by Tamara Smith on Oct. 12 shows horrifying scenes as two people try to escape the wildfire in Loma Rica, California. The dramatic video has two men trying to escape the dangerous circumstances of a wildfire.

The footage starts with the man driving asking his fellow passenger to get out of the car and open a gate so that they can escape the harrowing fire. As soon as the man sitting in the passenger seat gets out, he can be heard shouting that he has trouble breathing because of the smoke, after which he gets back in the car and asks his friend to drive away quickly.

The recording is being done by the man sitting in the passenger seat who tells the driver that it is going to get hard to breathe. The vehicle they are driving in is identified by the driver as a Ford Expedition, as he can be heard saying, “Come on Expedition baby, you can do it, girl.”

At one point in the clip, the man driving can be heard suggesting going back but his friend refuses and asks him to escape the fire and not stop before they get out of there, “We almost got killed, man,” he says. The rest of the video shows how the two men despite under critical conditions, escape by driving their car through the nearest gate, away from the fire and the smoke quite heroically.

Although the two men in the video have not been identified yet, they are believed to have escaped the wildfire.

The month of October has brought a series of wildfires throughout Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Butte counties leading to a major red flag warning for much of the northern California area. According to the latest updates, the death toll has reached 40.

Fox News reported that most people who died were elderly, and were believed to have died on Oct. 8 or early Oct. 9, when the fires first exploded, taking people by surprise at night, although authorities say that more than 300 people are still unaccounted for.

Reports also state that the fires have destroyed at least 5,700 homes and businesses until now, making them the deadliest and most destructive group of wildfires in Californian history.