Dramatic video shows UBC Prof's escape from BC wildfire

Jul 12 2017, 4:30 pm

It’s a heart-pounding perspective of the BC wildfires and it was all captured on video.

In a video posted to Twitter and Youtube, Sally Aitken shares footage from the passenger seat of a vehicle escaping the flames of the Hanceville, BC fire on Sunday evening.

“Hwy 20 was open and it was still daylight above,” she writes.

Hanceville is located about 90 km west of Williams Lake

Aitken, who is a Professor with UBC’s Faculty of Forestry later Tweeted that she had made it safely through the blaze and back to clean air.

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