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Heart Stopping Moment Man Forced To Drive Through Forest Fire

Heart stopping moment in forest fire Gatlinburg, Tennesse

By: Daniel Newton  |@NeonNettle
 on 9th June 2017 @ 7.24pm
facebook user  michael luciano filmed ordeal as he raced through the inferno to safety © press
Facebook user, Michael Luciano filmed ordeal as he raced through the inferno to safety

A man has driven through a terrifying forest Inferno as he filmed the entire heart-stopping ordeal on his phone.

Facebook user, Michael Luciano had posted a series of videos as he and his friend frantically raced through the inferno to safety.

The jaw-dropping footage revealed the horror in action has he drove through massive flames that turned homes and woodland in Gatlinburg, Tennessee to ash.

The Mirror reports: The full five-minute video begins with Michael telling the driver to turn around as they hit a dead-end.

But things get increasingly more desperate as their car heaves over fallen trees and comes within feet of huge blazes that have swallowed homes in what he calls Chalet Village - understood to be a cabin rental business.

Talking into the camera , he says: "We just got stuck, we're turning around, there's power lines and trees blocking the road, we cannot get out.

"Oh s***, oh God, hit the gas, you can see, everything is burning around us, every cabin, everything.

He sounds increasingly frightened as the fire appears to close in on the road they are on before reassuring what sounds like a dog in the back of the car: "I don't know about this. It's ok, Red.

"They're not even trying to put this s*** out, no warning, nothing, not one single warning on the news, and you're telling me nobody knew, almost every single cabin in Chalet Village is burning to the freaking ground.

"Please lord let us get off this mountain."

Then, in even more frightening scenes, the car gets stuck behind a fallen tree.

Fortunately, Michael and his companions managed to escape the blaze and he captioned the video: “We almost didn’t make it out alive!! But we did,” wrote Luciano, whose video has been viewed around five million times.

Gatlinburg Fire Chief Greg Miller said they were killed in separate locations.

CNN reported him telling reporters: "We have not been able to get into all the areas."

Hundreds of buildings are understood to have been destroyed.

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