If these two roommates had stayed in their Yuba County home, they wouldn't be here today. "I think I'm just happy to be alive honestly," Michael Vien told KOVR of the death-defying escape, which they got on camera. When the men saw the flames from the Cascade Fire approaching, they grabbed their dogs, piled into the car and left their home, which is now completely gone. Vien wrote on the pair's GoFundMe page that the escape with his roommate, Layton Smith, happened on October 8. "We had just enough time to grab flashlights, a few meager possessions and get our dogs before it was on top of us," Vien wrote. In the video, flames surround the car as the men try to navigate the road, though neither can see because of the smoke. At the end of the video, they decide to plow through another gate and find an area where they are not surrounded by flames. Vien wrote that the pair lost everything in the fire. One week later, the Cascade fire is 87% contained, according to officials.