SANTA ROSA, - Tyler Clark of Santa Rosa, shared video with KTVU, showing the frantic drive through flames and ash as he evacuated his Santa Rosa home early Monday morning.
Clark said he was trying to get to his sister's house when he saw his entire neighborhood on fire. He said he could feel the heat of the flames as he drove down the road.
"There's flames coming over. There's embers coming over. This is the moment you realize you need to get out. Do you turn back, do you keep going?" he said.
Clark, who grew up in Santa Rosa, said it was a surreal experience.
"It feels like it wouldn't happen to your town but it did and it happened so fast."
He said many of his friends lost their homes and can't imagine what they will do next.