On Saturday evening, the Valley Fire in North California consumed over 40,000 acres and burned up to 1,000 structures.

About 23,000 people fled their homes in north of the state, including one resident who filmed their escape from Anderson Springs.

The YouTube video shows the devastation caused by the blaze and the difficulties faced by both firefighters and residents.

It's also utterly terrifying.

A comment on the video, which was uploaded on Sunday by user mulletFive, said:

We did wait way too long to get out.

We are the last house at the very back of the Springs, down in a gulch.

There was no smoke or ash coming our way, and there were no sirens or air support nearby, so we honestly didn't know how close (the fire) was.

Four firefighters were injured during the efforts to stop the blaze, suffering second degree burns and are in a stable condition.

Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Monday in the Lake and Napa counties.

To watch the full video, see below:

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