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[08/02/18 - 11:25 AM]
New Episode of ABC News' "20/20: In An Instant" Tells the Story of the Valley Fire That Eviscerated Northern California, Saturday, Aug. 4
The franchise returns for its fourth year on the Alphabet.

[via press release from ABC]

AS WILDFIRES RAGE THROUGHOUT THE WEST, '20/20: IN AN INSTANT' TELLS THE STORY OF THE VALLEY FIRE THAT EVISCERATED NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Details How Residents Made Desperate Attempts to Escape and Survive

'20/20: In An Instant' Airs Saturday, Aug. 4 (9:00 - 11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC

While wildfires rage across the West this week, "20/20: In An Instant" retells heart-pounding, first-hand accounts of the valley fire that eviscerated Northern California in 2015, through breathtaking dramatizations. The powerful series features gripping interviews with the people whose lives were on the line and those who were instrumental in helping them survive during the devastating fires. Ordinary people stared death in the face and outlasted tremendous odds. What key decisions did they make to save themselves? "20/20: In An Instant" airs SATURDAY, AUG. 4 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

"In An Instant: Fire on the Mountain"

In September 2015, one of the worst fires in California history forever changed the lives of the people and the rescuers of Lake County. Extreme drought and high winds would ignite a fire so?fierce and so unpredictable that residents would find themselves?trapped by flames.

For Angel and Nathan Wood, that morning?started as any other mornings would have. They kissed their 18-month-old daughter, Jessie, goodbye and headed to work leaving?Jessie at their Cobb Mountain home with Angel's mom, who was visiting from Scotland.

At work, Angel noticed a fire?in the distance and raced home, but found police blocking her road. Despite police warnings, Angel?started up the mountain, but as the flames crept in around her, she was forced to turn around.

By now, the fire had jumped the highway and was spreading into nearby Middletown, where Cody Smith got a frantic call from his wife, Jessica, who was nine months pregnant. Her screams confirmed his worst fears, "The fire's here!"

Cody immediately headed home; and when he arrived, he saw flames surrounding his neighborhood. They were trapped and took shelter in their sand-filled horse arena. Unable to get through to 911, Cody had one last idea. He turned on his work radio and called for help. Miraculously, someone responded. It was Cody's friend who assured him "we will find a way to get to you." They were able to direct a sheriff to Cody's location and that sheriff helped guide them through the only safe route out of town.

Meanwhile, Angel and Nathan Wood were on opposite sides of the mountain, agonizing over 18-month-old Jessie and Angel's mother trapped in their home in the fire zone. But, rescuer Tim Little had managed to weave his way through the flaming mountain trails and reach the Wood's home in time to get everyone to safety.

Though the Woods lost their home and everything inside, they didn't lose what was important: each other. They were safely reunited outside the fire zone thanks to Tim's heroic actions.

"20/20: In An Instant" is executive produced by Maria Awes and Andy Awes for Committee Films in association with ABC News' Lincoln Square Productions. Rudy Bednar is executive producer on behalf of Lincoln Square Productions. David Sloan is executive producer for "20/20."

About Lincoln Square Productions

ABC News' Lincoln Square Productions produces original content for broadcast, cable and digital distribution specializing in compelling ways to tell fact-based stories, including ABC's "What Would You Do?," "Madoff," "In An Instant" and the "Oscars(R) Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet," Investigation Discovery's "Barbara Walters Presents," as well as documentary programming for a wide array of partners, including PBS, Discovery Communications and A & E Networks. Lincoln Square Productions is wholly owned by the American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. The headquarters are located in New York City's Lincoln Square neighborhood.





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[08/14/18 - 02:02 PM]
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