Doug Ryan is shown outside a friend's fifth-wheel trailer in Grants Pass on Friday after the McKinney Fire destroyed his truck and trailer as he was trying to escape the blaze on the night of July 29 near Klamath River, California. "Everything was going up at once," Ryan said. "In 15 seconds, flames would move 100 yards."
By Scott Stoddard of the Daily Courier
Doug Ryan didn't have time on his side.
The McKinney Fire was lashing his pickup and trailer, and that stubborn window on the driver's side of the truck that wouldn't roll up all the way became a dangerous liability as choking smoke, searing flames and wind-driven embers invaded the cab.
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