ALPINE COUNTY (CBS13) – Heart-stopping video from inside the fire lines. A close call for a crew who nearly gets trapped—while fighting the Tamarack Fire.

A Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue crew had to get out fast. Flames raged on both sides of the road as the engine continued its escape route.

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(credit: Truckee Meadows Fire Protection Dist.)

In the video, you can see a mixture of smoke and embers glowing across the windshield.

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Adam Mayberry with the department says this video illustrates the most dangerous ingredients for a perfect storm, wild winds, heavy fuels, and difficult terrain.

Still, the crew stayed focused.

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“There was a calm sense of urgency they knew what they had to do,” he said. “In this case, their training paid off.”