Father and son drive into a wildfire

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A father and son had a miraculous escape from a wildfire in Glacier National Park in Montana on August 12, when they were forced to drive through the flames, dodging debris and enduring an increasingly hot car.

Justin Bilton told Storyful that he and his father saw the then small Howe Ridge Fire begin to spread from 5 acres to over 2000 in a matter of hours.

“We hiked back to the car to get out where it was parked at the end of a dead end road”, Bilton said. “After we were stopped by the downed tree, we reversed back through all of this and were rescued by two park employees on a boat. They saved our lives”.

Credit: Justin Bilton via Storyful

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Author — Toxic Neko


It’s crazy how the person driving is 40 years old and the dad is 75 years old. But in this situation it’s like the son is 20 years old and the dad is 40

Author — Stunnzu


I like how the father is calm and encouraging him to stay calm. Crazy situation.

Author — Amir S


a park ranger found them and were saved there thank god.

Author — Joel Benites


Dad, what if the car blows up?
Well, then we're dead.

Author — Will C


The comments here are so insensitive to the panic and fear that people fear in this situation. This IS NOT a joking matter. Imagine what the people went through who did not make it out. Raise your humanity and be kind!

Author — SunshineSurfsup1


Dad: "Just go nice and easy now."
Son: "Floor it?"
Dad: "No! No no don't floor it!!"
Son: "OK, FLOOR IT!!!"

Author — DavidG


Dad: it's gonna be ok just slow down
Napoleon Dynamite: the car's gonna frickin explode gosh!

Author — Vyse500


Boy: Dad what if the car blows up?
Dad: Ah...well.. we’re dead.

Author — Esora


Oh my sweet Thank God they were saved!!!!

Author — Elis Rebeca


lord almighty. and they reversed their way out of that?!!! cant believe it. like driving straight into hell!!

Author — gypsijewel


the only thing id be worried about is the tires melting cause they arent made for that kind of heat

Author — Frost


Amazing how everyone tends to find *God* when facing death.

Author — county sheepdog


Dad: I think we can drive through this
Son: WHAT!?

Author — Thomas Verna


Dad: ok. Drive.

Author — Stavros Koul


This brought tears to my eyes. I am so sorry for those who did not make it and their family and friends.

Author — Jessica LT


his prayer was answered, did god get thanks? scary incredible footage

Author — that guy


0:23 "Dad what if the car blows up....?" Dad: "Well, we're dead."

Author — Deathheads69


*but dad, what if the car blows up?*
*ah, then we're dead.*

Author — YT Exodia


A true dad !! A true father will do his best to keep his son calm even in bad situations...good job dad

Author — BIG JOE