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 said 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”.