A new video shows a crew of firefighters' close call while battling the Tamarack Fire.
On Thursday night (July 22), the Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue posted a video showing a crew trying to escape on an unpaved road while a fast-moving 'spot fire' nearly engulfed them.
"*MUST SEE* Close call as the crew of a Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue brush engine escapes fire on both sides of an unpaved road in the wilderness triggered by a fast moving spot fire while supporting a firing operation on the #TamarakFire. #TMFR#Wildfire#FireSeaaon2021," wrote the department on Twitter.
Luckily, the firefighters were able to get to safety.
The Tamarack Fire has been burning in Alpine County south of Lake Tahoe since July 4 when it was ignited by a lightning strike.
Several evacuation orders in the surrounding areas remain in effect.