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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.

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LIVE NOW: Golden State Gulag: California's pursuit of Communism is a WARNING for America

California has gone to hell. Homelessness and violence have spiked. Civil liberties and businesses have been destroyed in the name of "COVID safety." Children have been brainwashed with racist critical race theory. And yet, Democrats want to use California as the test model for the entire country. Your state and your town are next. They want their FAILURE to become YOUR FUTURE.

Dave Rubin, host of BlazeTV's "The Rubin Report," moved to Los Angeles about a decade ago. In that time, he's watched it descend into absolute chaos. While most of his news and comedy friends have fled, Dave tells Glenn Beck why he's riding it out and how the rest of the country must save itself from progressive policies and "evil" governors like Gavin Newsom — or else the great American experiment will be over.

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4 QUESTIONS the DHS must answer regarding their domestic ‘terror’ warning

The DHS recently released a rare terror bulletin, warning Americans of an increasing threat: domestic extremists. But if the Biden administration believes there's a grave danger to the American people, WHY are they not providing us with the information we need to protect ourselves? Or is it all due to politics? Glenn has four questions he believes our officials in DC must answer. For example, WHY are the Capitol rioters being treated like prisoners at Guantanamo?

To watch Glenn's full 'Innocent Until Proven Conservative' TV episode, head to BlazeTV.com.

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Big Tech now censors the stories of WW2 VETS too?

Rishi Sharma, founder of Heroes of the Second World War, has spent years interviewing as many World War II veterans that he can. His life passion, he says, is making sure these heroes' stories are recorded and preserved so future generations will never forget their sacrifices. But — perhaps unsurprisingly — Big Tech now stands in the way. Rishi describes to Glenn alleged censorship he believes his YouTube page — which contains many of these WW2 vets' stories — has experienced in the last year. "Makeup tutorials get a billon views, but the men who fought for our freedom...why can't they get the same attention?"

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Glenn Beck CALLS OUT companies working with China as HORRIFIC new details emerge about concentration camps

An upcoming book, "The Chief Witness: Escape from China's Modern-Day Concentration Camps," details one woman's "fight to survive" inside one of China's 380 unspeakably horrific concentration camps.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" this week, Glenn asked why, after seeing horrors like this in history before, aren't we taking acting to stop this? Companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook not only continue to work with China, but have sometimes even given the Chinese Communist Party the tools it needs to spy on its people.

Glenn read an excerpt from the book in which co-author Sayragul Sauytbay describes the concentration camp where she was incarcerated for the "crime" of being one of the China's ethnic minorities and the shocking details of what she witnessed and experienced as a prisoner.

"I can't tell you how disgusted I am. ... It means nothing to say 'never forget' if you won't talk about the things that lead to the Holocaust. 'Never forget' doesn't mean just remember their names and remember what happened, but look at the seeds that are being planted today so we don't go down that road," Glenn said after reading the disturbing details.

"How do you make sure that that doesn't happen, if you won't talk about the seeds that are being planted? It's too late when the tree has its vines all around your neck. It's too late. Silence in the face of evil, is evil itself. Not to stand, is to stand. The world is becoming more and more deaf to evil. It is all becoming perverted. What is happening in China is evil, and I don't care if it's Disney, or Apple, or Facebook, or anybody else that is doing business in China ... you're part of the problem," he went on to say.

"We must stand together ... to stand for the Jewish people. To stand for the Chinese Uighurs. To stand against another coming Holocaust, wherever it might happen in the world. To stand against this evil of critical race theory. It is evil."

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