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People Fleeing California Wildfires Captured This Terrifying Footage

The death count from California wildfires has risen to 42 lives lost, but that number will likely increase by a lot once the fires are contained enough for emergency responders to go through the buildings.

Two people who escaped the inferno captured video footage of the fires near their home.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Mike and his roommate knew they only had seconds to make a last-ditch escape from their home in Yuba County, California. The flying embers and the smoke swarmed everywhere.

As the fire singed their hair and burned their eyes, they ran into the SUV, praying to God that they would make it out in time.

VOICE: Oh, my God, dude. You're going to have to cut to the left. Open the gate.

GLENN: Here he is running out, into --

VOICE: We're going to die, dude. We got to get out of here.

GLENN: Into the flames. Trying to open the gate, so they could get their SUV through. Flames all around them. Embers in their hair.

VOICE: I can't breathe, dude.

VOICE: You're all right. You got this.

VOICE: We shouldn't be driving into this gorge.

VOICE: Oh, my God. I can't breathe.

VOICE: This meadow, dude. Come on, Expedition, baby. You can do it, girl!

GLENN: We're not dead yet.

VOICE: This is our only option.

GLENN: Mike and his roommate survived, but others have not been so lucky.

The northern California wildfires have claimed at least 42 people so far, but that is expected to go way up as we begin to search and send search-and-rescue teams out to comb through the gutted homes looking for bodies.

Five thousand seven hundred homes and businesses have been reduced to ashes. To put this into perspective, the wildfires have consumed an area larger than New York City.

This has been the deadliest wildfire epidemic in Californian history. And yet, out of the smoke and the debris comes hope.

Loren Jade Smith -- Lauren lost the most precious thing in the world to the Santa Rosa wildfires. He lost his Oakland A's collection. He had baseball cards dating back to the year 2000. He had 17 jerseys, ten hats, two baseballs, one of them signed by the entire team.

Loren wrote to the baseball team about his plight. He said, to the Oakland A's, I love watching your A's games. I want to be an A's player. I want to play at Mark West Little League in Santa Rosa. I played baseball in my backyard all day, loving the A's and making my own game.

In my backyard, we won six World Series in a row. But my house burned down in the Santa Rosa fire. And my saddest thing was that my A's collection is gone.

Well, the A's got that note, and the president of the A's moved so much by Loren's letter, he promised to completely outfit the 9-year-old and his family in new athletics gear. People from all over the country are now sending Loren their Oakland A's memorabilia in an effort to help him restore his collection.

It is the simple things in life that change our experience. Never underestimate the generosity of humanity in small and seemingly insignificant ways. Ask and ye shall receive.

As the wild fires in northern California become contained, remember that the fire in a man's heart to do good can never be extinguished.

David Z/Pixaby
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NEVER FORGET: Glenn reflects on 20 years of 9/11 stories

It's hard to believe it's been two decades since the attacks on 9/11. It feels like it just happened yesterday and yet feels like several lifetimes ago, but Saturday will mark 20 years since evil struck at the heart of our nation. With the debacle unfolding in Afghanistan, it makes one wonder if it was all worth it. Here are 20 years worth of interviews. Watch, remember and NEVER FORGET.


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Megyn Kelly: 'Why I took my son out of his school'

Megyn Kelly says it's 'disgusting' what's happening with our doctors amid today's gender equality movement — and, maybe even worse — what's happening in our schools. Kelly details the question her son was asked 'weekly' in his school, leading to her decision to leave it: 'This is indoctrination. It's deeply confusing to the children, and it's wrong.'

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WATCH: Biden’s Middle East Chaos: Our Dangerous Path to the Next 9/11

"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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WATCH: Glenn Beck reveals SHOCKING details of stalled Afghanistan rescue efforts

Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

UPDATE: Leaked Email Shows State Department STILL Blocking Afghanistan Rescue Flights


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