Wednesday, April 06, 2016

TV Crew Helps Man Escape Oklahoma Wildfire

An Oklahoma TV news crew caught the moment a man escaped a wildfire on camera, after his road grater became stuck in harm's way.

Video shot from a KWTV news truck in Woods County, Oklahoma, shows the man attempting to drive the machine away from the fire when it gets stuck on the side of the road.
The man can be seen running to the news team's car for safety

The man then jumps out of the tractor, and runs to the news car for safety.

In the video footage the crew can be heard shouting "get out! Get out!" in panic.

Authorities in northwestern Oklahoma are encouraging residents of the town of Freedom to evacuate as an uncontrolled wildfire spreads rapidly toward the community of about 300 people.

Officials estimate the fire has burned roughly 20 square miles of rural land, and is about 20 miles from the Kansas border.

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