‘Heavenly Father please help us’: California family prays as they flee Camp Fire

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A California family is grateful to be alive after posting an indescribable video to social media. 

The video shows them fleeing the wildfires in Paradise, California in their car. 

“Heavenly Father, please help us. Please help us to be safe. I am thankful for Jeremy and his willingness to be brave,” Brynn Parrott Chatfield said in a video while evacuating her hometown of Paradise, California, on Thursday.

“I feel very vulnerable posting this, but I feel I should,” Chatfield wrote on Facebook on Thursday. “My hometown of Paradise is on fire. My family is evacuated and safe. Not all my friends are safe. It’s very surreal. Things always work out, but the unknown is a little scary.” 

The family evacuated Thursday. 

Friday, is a special day for the family. “Today is my daughter’s birthday and I’m trying to make it a wonderful day for her,” Chatfield told CNN on Friday.

Only a day after it began, the blaze near the town of Paradise had grown to nearly 110 square miles and was burning completely out of control.

Video courtesy CNN

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