WATCH: (VIDEO) Cal Fire Releases Emotional Doc of Camp Fire's First Hours

Rebekah Sager
July 11, 2019 - 7:28 am
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Cal Fire released a dramatic new video Thursday chronicling the devastation of the first chaotic hours of last fall's Camp Fire. 

 The Camp Fire has been called the worst wildfire in California history, leaving 85 people dead, 19,000 structures destroyed, decimating 90 percent of the town of Paradise, and communities in Butte County. 

Told from the perspective of firefighters on the ground at the time of the November 2018 fire, "Into the Fire," covers the first few hours when the fire initially broke out. 

“People asked us straight up, ‘Am I going to die today?’” one firefighter remembers. “And I said, ‘We will not let you die today.’”

The film chillingly includes 911 calls from desperate residents. 

“Everything is backed up, where do we go? I’m scared and I have my kid with me,” one caller pleads. 

“He’s in a wheelchair. We can’t get him out of the house,” a teary voice says to the dispatcher. 

In the end, many of the firefighters talk about how they lost their own homes in the fire. “I said goodbye to my house." 

None of the firefighters lost their lives in the fire.