Justin Bilton and his 70-year old father were backpacking through Wyoming and Montana and set up camp at their last stop in Glacier National Park. The next day, they noticed a lightning strike had started a small fire. But in a matter of hours, the flames grew out of control. Bilton and his father jumped into their rental car, but there was no way out. They drove through flames until they reached a lake, where they came across two people on a small boat. They waved down the people, and were rescued.
Justin shared the following on Facebook: "When my dad decided he was going to get out to move the burning tree I was most scared because I didn't think I could stop the stubborn old man! He's def cool under pressure. We were camped down a trail that continued from the end of a dead end road and the fire was between us and the only way out. Had to reverse all the way back through all that to get back to the trailhead and down to the lake. The car burned shortly after we abandoned it and got rescued by a boat that just happened to be there."